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Jimmy Weber: Music

TAPS (GOD IS NIGH)

(Jimmy Weber)
Weber/Brainard

TAPS (GOD IS NIGH) is based on the public domain melody and lyrics of TAPS (authors unknown), the traditional bugle piece played at military funerals.

Original lyrics, melody, and recording were cowritten and coproduced by Jimmy Weber and Dave Brainard (both veterans) in honor of the service members who paid the ultimate price and their families.

TAPS (GOD IS NIGH)

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 nigh

Falls the night

BRIDGE:

  For all the sons and daughters who have died for you and me

  Who fought with pride and honor and now rest in the name of peace

  It echoes up to Heaven, this sacred melody

  And serves as a reminder of the reasons we are free

Thanks and praise for our days

'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, 'neath the sky

As we go this we know

GOD IS NIGH