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Till, ringing, singing on its wảy,

The world revolved from night to day,

A voice, a chime,

A chant sublime

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth

The cannon thundered in the South,

And with the sound

The carols drowned

Of peace on earth, good will to men !

It was as if an earthquake rent

The hearthstones of a continent,

And made forlorn

The households born

Of peace on earth, good will to men !

And in despair I bowed my head;

“ There is no peace on earth,” I said ;

“For hate is strong,

And mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men !”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

“ God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!

The Wrong shall fail,

The Right prevail,

With peace on earth, good-will to men!”

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