John Winthrop


"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)

Britannica Biography

Educational Portal

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)