Songs of Christmas: I Heard the Bells

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote this poem on Christmas 1863 Civil War. After his wife died in 1861 and his son was severely wounded in the war. The poem was then turned into a song in 1872 by John Baptiste Calkin. Christmas is often a lonely time for many. Because of the incarnation, God isn’t absent from the world, but he’s intimately involved in it. On the first Christmas, God entered human existence as an infant to begin his great work to heal the world’s brokenness. “God is not dead, nor does he sleep. The right will prevail, and the wrong shall fail because of this child born in Bethlehem.”

Pastor Darin Elquist
The Bridge Church- Spanish Springs Campus
December 24, 2021