For Those Who Serve

tapsWe’re all familiar with the plaintive and soulful sound of “Taps” as it echoes through the landscape of military funerals and solemn ceremonies.

The song’s origin is surrounded by myth and legend. It came into extensive use on both sides during the Civil War but no matter its source; the music is the quintessential salute to a brave individual from our military.

I’ve been thinking that a consideration of the original lyrics might be in order during this Memorial Day period. Every time we hear “Taps” we should all be reminded that indeed “God is nigh.”

As you read, imagine the music saluting every one of our military service people – those who are currently on guard, those who formerly served, and those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Sing along in salute…

Day is done, gone the sun

From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky

All is well, safely rest

God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight

And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright

From afar, drawing near

Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days

Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky

As we go, this we know

God is nigh.


Thank You… For your service.

Think about it…

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