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John Lim (Entrepreneur and Lifelong Learner) shares actionable tips and takeaways within short, bite-sized episodes covering areas where you can move forward, including starting an online business, writing a book, or launching a podcast. Learn more at www.bemovingforward.com. [Past seasons and legacy episodes (1-200) are interviews with today’s most inspiring leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. Note: the show is *not* accepting guest pitches at this time.]
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Dec 21, 2020

On this holiday episode, I do a reading of "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written in 1865. More at www.bemovingforward.com.

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“Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1863)

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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