aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Then shall come to pass the saying

After supper this evening I drove out to the airport. The District Camporee is there this weekend, and I'm supposed to do chapel for them in the morning before our own service at church. I wanted to make sure I knew how to get into the place and where we were going to worship in the morning.

The Scouts have been doing Aviation Merit Badge all weekend. It's been quite fun and they've learned a lot. Meanwhile, I've been wracking my brains on how to include the theme in the worship service. Now, sometimes worship gets itself organized by inspiration, but most of the time I have to work at it. As I left the airport this evening, an old RAF ditty was running through my head, which I don't think you'll find in many hymnals.
The Bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
For you but not for me:
For me the angels sing-a-ling-a-ling,
They've got the goods for me.

Oh! Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling?
Oh! Grave, thy victory?
The Bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling
For you but not for me.
This service is going to take a little more work, I'm guessing.

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