This song began as a poem, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the Civil War. Longfellow had suffered great loss at the time--the death of his wife by an accidental fire and the severe wounding of his son in the war. And yet, despite his own personal tragedy, Longfellow was able to still believe in the oft-used phrase, "Peace on Earth."
May you have peace and joy in this Christmas season.
The name of this song is, I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day, and this version is performed by Casting Crowns.