How a Back-of-an Envelope Inspiration Became an Anthem
When a girl, I belonged to a Girl Scout troop. At camp we sang lyrics to Taps. All I remember now is that it began 'Day is done, gone the sun, from the....blank ' The last line was. 'God is nigh '. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Yes, it is very familiar. Our troop ended each meeting the same way. It goes:
Day is done.
Gone the sun
From the lakes,
From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well.
God is nigh.
We had motions that we did as we sang. It was always moving, even as a child. Now, I unashamedly weep whenever I hear Taps.
Hope I was able to help.
I have always loved 'Taps' since I first heard it at a military burial in Nebr. Thanks for the reminder of the words. Beautiful! Lost my husband, USAF, November, 2019.
I have been playing Taps for events since I was in high school and that was a long time ago and my daughter Lilli is in high school now and we play together at funerals, Memorial Day we just go around to 5-6 cemeterys and play. Lilli has played solo Memorial Day ceremonies at court house and school advents. I am a PROUD MOMMA!