“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of Peace on Earth, goodwill 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, goodwill to men.’

[…]

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead, nor does he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on Earth, goodwill to men.’

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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