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Christmas Music, Part 4 – I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The song tells of the narrator’s despair, upon hearing Christmas bells, that “hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men”. The carol concludes with the bells carrying renewed hope for peace among mankind.

This version is done by Casting Crowns.  I chose it because the Pender choir sang this on Christmas Eve with past-Associate Pastor Dan Elmore singing the solo…and I fell in love with this version.

As seen on 2008 TBN Christmas special. “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” is available on Casting Crowns’ Christmas album, Peace On Earth.

More traditionally, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s version:

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
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 hearth-stones 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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Posted by on December 4, 2022 in Christmas Music, Holidays, Posts of Interest

 

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A Pender Christmas Eve

A Pender Christmas Eve
~Livestream~
6:30pm “Christmas Concert”
Our concert features a variety of styles, as well as both familiar and new Christmas music.
7pm “Fireside Worship”
A service that will include lessons, carols, sermon, and candlelight.
Watch on following platforms!
website:  www.penderumc.org
YouTube:  Pender UMC
Live Nativity Drive Through
From 8:30pm – 9:30pm at our campus located at 12401 Alder Woods Drive in Fairfax, VA.
On a looped course through our church’s parking lot, you’re invited to drive past a Nativity scene of Pender UMC members, staff, and friends.
This drive through event is a safe and fun way to experience the joy of the Savior’s birth.

 

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Christmas Eve at Pender UMC

‘Twas the night before Christmas…and the people were celebrating Jesus’ birthday!

You’re invited to spend your Christmas Eve at Pender UMC as we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Messiah, the Savior of the World, with candlelight, Christmas carols, and the incredible story of his arrival on Earth.

Pender’s children’s choirs will present their Christmas musical “The Legend of the Christmas King” at the 5:30 family service. Kid-friendly glow sticks will stand in for our candlelight!

The 7:30 and 11:00 p.m. services will include carols, candlelight, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. Catharine Guest.

All are welcome; come as you are! Learn more about all of Pender’s Christmas and December events online: http://www.penderumc.org/christmas2018

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.'” ~Luke 2:10-11

 

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Christmas at Pender UMC

Christmas Eve Worshi

December 24: Invite your friends & family and join us for our Christmas Services!

  • 5:30 pm Children’s Service – the Asbury & Wesley Choirs present “Sheep in Heavenly Peace”
  • 7:00 pm Handbell Music & Instrumental Concert
  • 7:30 pm Candlelight & Communion Worship Service with Live Band
  • 10:30 pm Handbell Music & Instrumental Concert
  • 11:00 pm Candlelight & Communion Worship Service with Traditional Organ
  • Childcare will be available on Christmas Eve

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December 25, Christmas Morning

One Unified Service at 10:00 am

A service of Lessons and Carols

Listen to past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Christmas Begins With Christ

 

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Invite your friends and family and join us for our Christmas Services!

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Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services:

– 5:30 pm Children’s Service –“Sheep in Heavenly Peace”

– 7:00 pm Handbell Music & Instrumental Concert

– 7:30 pm Candlelight & Communion Worship Service with Live Band

– 10:30 pm Handbell Music & Instrumental Concert

– 11:00 pm Candlelight & Communion Worship Service with Traditional Organ
(Childcare will be available on Christmas Eve)

 

Dec. 25 10am– “A Service of Lessons & Carols”
(No Sunday School on Christmas Day)

 

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