Monday, October 23, 2006

"Taps": night prayer for the military

I've never served in the armed forces. My dad did, and most of my male relatives did, and friends and family members still do.

And so I'm grateful to Major Daniel Butterfield for composing "Taps."

While no "official" lyrics exist, or so I'm told, the most popular words to this lullabye are these:

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear...friend, good-night.

Click here to listen. And please remember all soldiers everywhere in your prayers.