I’m including below the words of this moving video and song, just over eight minutes in length. Theological purists, please show a bit of grace when viewing this link: http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm.
This DVD is dedicated to the U.S. servicemen and women who paid for our freedom with their lives. Music is by West Point Military Academy Cadet Glee Club and Metro Voices, Tenor Ronan Tynan and Sgt. MacKenzie. DVD is by John Langskov.
In the Mansions of the Lord
To fallen soldiers let us sing, where no rockets fly nor bullets wing. Our broken brothers let us bring, to the mansions of the Lord.
No more weeping, no more fight, no prayers pleading through the night. Just divine embrace, eternal light, in the mansions of the Lord.
I pray in the night, deep shadows fall. My heart surrenders all, hush of the evening bells toll.
Where no mothers cry and no children weep, we will stand and guard though the angels sleep. All through the ages safely keep, the mansions of the Lord.
Way up to heaven floats my plea, calling the world far beyond. Angels sing with me, so sweet in reverie.
Lay me down in the cold, cold ground, where before many more have gone. Once a year say a prayer for me. Close your eyes and remember me.
- American Cemetery, Luxembourg: 5,076 buried
- WW II Memorial, Washington, D.C.
- Korean War Memorial, Washington, D.C.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
- Vietnam Three Soldiers Statue
- Pentagon 911 Memorial
- Manila American Cemetery: 17,201 WW II buried, 36,285 names missing in action listed
- American Cemetery, Brittany, France: 4,410 buried
- American Cemetery, Aisne-Marne, France: 2,289 buried
- American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium: 7,992 buried
- American Cemetery, Normandy, France: 9,387 buried
- American Cemetery, Meuse-Argonne, France: 14,246 buried
May no soldier go unloved.
May no soldier walk alone.
May no soldier be forgotten.
Until they all come home.
This day and every day, thank God for our servicemen and women, past, present and future.