By This Fair Light

“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.

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2 Responses to By This Fair Light

  1. Slamdunk says:

    Thanks for the article link Shotgun.

    I liked the quote in particular: “Freedom is laborious, onerous work. And not everyone enjoys hard work. So be it. Let lazy, indolent fools wallow in their servitude. God will yet see to it that there is a land of liberty for those who truly desire it and are willing to fight for it. I firmly believe that.”

    I think it is especially relevant now as we see all of these citizens and groups lining up to demand their share of government allocations.


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