"We must delight in each other, make other's conditions our own,
rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together
For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill."
For a brief biographical sketch, please click on the following source:
God in America Series: John Winthrop (See related links at bottom of page)
For an online text of his famous "city on a hill" speech, click here:
A Model of Christian Charity (On this link, go to Page 44 and look for the line that begins with the sentence below:
From the former Considerations arise these Conclusions.- --*1. First, This loue among Christians is a reall thing, not imaginarie.
* Welcome to English in the 17th Century. loue = love, reall = real, imaginarie = imanginary
And then read to the end of the speech Page 48)