Words: Clinton Scollard
Vocal Recording: MP3 / OGG
Source: Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833-1908). An American Anthology, 1787-1900. 1900.
Located at Bartleby.com: A Bell, http://www.bartleby.com/248/1407.html
Accessed November 16, 2006.
HAD I the power
To cast a bell that should from some grand tower,
At the first Christmas hour,
A jubilant message wide,
The forgėd metals should be thus allied:
No iron Pride,
But soft Humility, and rich-veined Hope
Cleft from a sunny slope;
And there should be
And silvery Love, that knows not Doubt nor Fear,
To make the peal more clear;
And then to firmly fix the fine alloy,
There should be Joy!