Newtown Tragedy: “Here Comes the Son”

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Posted December 2012

Little Benjamin Wheeler was buried in Newtown, Connecticut last week, one of twenty first-graders who died in the mass shooting. At the funeral, grieving friends and family played the tune “Here Comes the Sun” for the budding Beatles fan. With all respect for the various faith traditions that give us comfort when we bury a child, may I suggest this one respelling of the lyrics of George Harrison’s beautiful Abbey Road song?

Here comes the Son; here comes the Son, and I say

It’s all right

Little darling; It’s been a long and lonely winter

Little darling; It seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the Son; here comes the Son, and I say

It’s all right

Little darling; The smiles returning to their faces

Little darling; It seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the Son; here comes the Son, and I say

It’s all right

Little darling; I feel like ice is slowly melting

Little darling; It seems like years since it’s been clear

Here comes the Son; here comes the Son, and I say

It’s all right

I am the Resurrection and the Life. John 11:25

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About David B. Smith

I'm a math professor at San Bernardino Valley College - awesome place! - and author of adult Christian fiction. Lisa and I have two grown daughters and four grandkids.
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