“By this fair light which greeteth us, before
Those other nations, that, beneath us far,
In noisome cities pent, draw painful breath,
Swear we the oath of our confederacy!
A band of brothers true we swear to be,
Never to part in danger or in death!
We swear we will be free as were our sires,
And sooner die than live in slavery!
“We swear, to put our trust in God Most High,
And not to quail before the might of man!”
Friedrich Schiller’s William Tell
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
The light has shone in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
John 1 verse 4 and 5.