As this Memorial Day draws to a close, we thank God for those who laid their lives down for ours.
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 (NRSV)
Here are the lyrics to Taps, and here is the link to the United States Navy Band video of it https://youtu.be/WChTqYlDjtI.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake, from the skies.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Go to sleep, peaceful sleep, may the soldier
or sailor, God keep. On the land or the deep, Safe in sleep.
Love, good night, must thou go,
when the day, and the night need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all To their rest.
Fades the light; and afar
Goeth day, and the stars shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone, night is on.
Thanks and praise, for our days,
‘Neath the sun, Neath the stars, ‘Neath the sky,
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.