I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Justin Robert Cash
album: Track 2 in album The Christmas Spirit
release date: 1963-11
popularity : 32 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Ballad/Easy Listening
length: 2:32
composer: John Baptiste Calkin
lyricist: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Christmas Spirit cover art


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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.

I thought how as the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along unbroken song
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 that mocks the song
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Christmas Spirit
  • 2 I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • 3 Blue Christmas
  • 4 The Gifts They Gave
  • 5 Here Was a Man
  • 6 Christmas as I Knew It
  • 7 Silent Night
  • 8 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9 Ringing the Bells for Jim
  • 10 We Are the Shepherds
  • 11 Who Kept the Sheep
  • 12 The Ballad of the Harp Weaver