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."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For the full poem and the meaning behind it, Author Jennifer Hallmark has it on her website, click here: