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This is a melody I and many others have heard played many times. I good friend of mind shared it with me when my Dad passed away and shared it with me again this morning. I kept it filed away. I will pull it out and read it before memorial day next year though. Again the key is on words so powerful. Look closely at these penned words. Here is a link for information on taps       http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapsimages

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.
Several later lyrical adaptations have been created. One, written by Horace Lorenzo Trim, is shown below:

Fading light dims the sight

And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the skies
All is well, safely rest;
God is nigh.

Then goodnight, peaceful night;
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright.
God is near, do not fear,

Friend, goodnight.
The other popular version, penned and harmonized by famed composer Josef Pasternack, is:

Love, sweet dreams!

Lo, the beams of the light Fairy moon kissed the streams,
Love, Goodnight!
Ah so soon!

Peaceful dreams!

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