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Analysis and comments on Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 8 of 9, added on January 10th, 2012 at 9:01 AM.

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Comment 7 of 9, added on April 12th, 2011 at 1:29 PM.

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Comment 6 of 9, added on December 14th, 2008 at 8:21 PM.

I also saw the story by a Christian artist, but it wasn't MercyMe. It was
Casting Crowns, but I did a google search so I could see the history. Isn't
that interesting. Love it.

Rebecca from United States
Comment 5 of 9, added on November 29th, 2008 at 8:53 PM.

I always liked this Christmas carol, and never realized that it had been
written during the Civil War by H.W.L. until I was at a MercyMe Christmas
concert and they told the story behind the song. Being a Civil War
enthusiast I was fascinated and wanted to find the original poem. And, yes
MercyMe's version is amazing! Thanks for the informative website!

Melissa from United States
Comment 4 of 9, added on February 21st, 2006 at 8:56 AM.

Mercy Me, the comtempory Christian music group, who sang "I can only
Imagine" also sing a version of this Christmas carole that is 2nd to
none...an awesome, powerful song!!!

Bob from United States
Comment 3 of 9, added on December 24th, 2005 at 5:34 PM.

The "War for Southern Independence"? In case you missed it, The Wrong did
fail, The Right prevailed in that conflict.

Joe Harlow
Comment 2 of 9, added on December 10th, 2005 at 11:39 AM.

The poet's crisis over peace on earth RINGS through today. I particularly
think of the violence in Iraq. In the Pakistan earthquake, thousands
volunteered to help homeless people with shattered lives. Wadsworth
concluded, "God is not dead;" He lives in the giving of human kindness,
people face to face with the suffering. The Bells ring on.

LRittmueller from United States
Comment 1 of 9, added on August 16th, 2005 at 11:01 AM.

Having read that Longfellow was walking the streets hearing the Christmas
bells while at the same time not knowing if his sons were alive (during the
War for Southern Independence) I am deeply touched by his verse. His
passion for life and peace comes accross to me when I consider what was
behind his writing. Would that I knew more such details on his other
works. To feel I can somehow share this moment with him 140 years later is
a beatiful esperience.

David C. Arledge from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: Christmas Bells
Volume: Tales of a Wayside Inn
Added: Jun 9 2005
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Poem of the Day: Jun 1 2013

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