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The Washington Flyer
January 1, 2021

“For unto you is born this day in the city of Davis a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:11
 
Special Christmas Season Message
In the winter of 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow left his Cambridge, Massachusetts home to care for Charles Appleton Longfellow, his oldest son and a member of the Union Army who suffered wounds while fighting in Virginia. As he nursed his son back to health, Longfellow took a pen in hand and wrote a Christmas hymn of gratitude for God’s providence in his life.
 
“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
 
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
    And wild and sweet
    The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
    Had rolled along
    The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, 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!

Then from each black, accursed mouth,
The cannon thundered in the South,
        And with the sound
    The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
    And made forlorn
    The households born
Of 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!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
    The Wrong shall fail,
    The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!”

American Association of Christian Schools
Jamison Coppola: Legislative Director
Maureen Van Den Berg: Policy Analyst
Hannah DeBruler: Legislative Assistant

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