În noapte clopotele bat

În noapte clopotele bat,
Din vremi străvechi neîncetat.
Și mari cuvinte repetând,
Vestind azi pace pe pământ.
Clopote răsună: „Pace-n veci!”
Ca un cor ce cântă: „Pace-n veci!”
Inima o-ncântă: „Pace-n veci, în veci de veci”.
În deznădejde capu-mi plec,
În suflet versuri nasc și trec.
Tânjesc lumina s-o primesc,
Izvor de pace eu doresc.
Iar clopote răsună: „Pace-n veci”
Parcă vrând să spună: „Pace-n veci”
Cântăm toți împreună: „Pace-n veci, în veci de veci.”
Și azi răsună ne-ncetat: „Hristos e Rege întrupat!”
Pace-n veci, pace-n veci!
Din lanțuri ne-a eliberat,
Și pace nouă El ne-a dat,
În veci de veci.
Vestea cea mare s-a-mplinit,
Isus din ceruri a venit.
Și îngeri slava I-au vestit,
Păstori în iesle L-au găsit.
Și clopote răsună: „Pace-n veci”
Ca un cor ce cântă: „Pace-n veci”
Inimi ele-ncântă: „Pace-n veci, în veci de veci.”
Auzi clopote răsună: „Pace-n veci”
Îngerii cum cântă: „Pace-n veci”
Deschide inima și-ascultă:
„Pace-n veci, în veci de veci.”
Pace-n veci, în veci de veci.
Compusă în 2008. S1R1S2R2BS3R3R4

Versiunea Originală

Casting Crown's version

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet their songs repeat
Of peace on earth good will to men

And the bells are ringing (Peace on Earth)
Like a choir they're singing (Peace on Earth)
In my heart I hear them
Peace on earth, good will to men

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

But the bells are ringing (Peace on Earth)
Like a choir singing (Peace on Earth)
Does anybody hear them?
Peace on earth, good will to men

Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep (Peace on Earth, peace on Earth)
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men

Then ringing singing on its way

The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men

And the bells they're ringing (Peace on Earth)
Like a choir they're singing (Peace on Earth)
And with our hearts we'll hear them
Peace on earth, good will to men

Do you hear the bells they're ringing? (Peace on Earth)
The life the angels singing (Peace on Earth)
Open up your heart and hear them (Peace on Earth)
Peace on earth, good will to men

Peace on earth, Peace on earth
Peace on earth, Good will to men

Povestea din Spate (EN)

According to Casting Crowns' lead vocalist Mark Hall, Peace on Earth was written based on the question "How do you know there's peace on earth in a world that isn't very peaceful?" Hall opined that when people hear Christmas carols, they often don't hear their true message. Hall intended the album to help people rediscover the worshipful nature behind the carols. As an example of a message he wanted people to hear, he gave "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day", a song written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about his rediscovery of hope amidst several personal tragedies. Hall felt that the song's message of hope was one that his kids and their generation needed to hear. As a co-producer on the album, Hall wanted to introduce aspects and ideas that the band had not done before, and he felt the album offered a chance to branch out. He wanted the band's female members, Megan Garrett and Melodee DeVevo, to play a more prominent role, in part to show people "the gifts they have".

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_on_Earth_(Casting_Crowns_album)