Sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
The begining of this Longfellow poem was used by Lord Christopher Moncton to end his address at Bethel University last week. I had never heard that poem before, but Lord Monckton told the audience that it was also used by Winston Churchill in an address to FDR as we entered World War II. It shows the deep love, respect, and hope that our country represents to many in the world. Lord Monckton also said these touching words: