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Reagan Memorial Music- Mansions of the Lord
NPR Radio ^ | 2002 | Nick Glennie-Smith

Posted on 02/07/2010 6:51:15 AM PST by my small voice

Meant to get this posted yesterday on his birthday. I never get tired of hearing this.It brings back memories, sadness and fierce pride. Listen to our wonderfully virile U.S. Armed Forces Chorus. It will bless your Sunday.

Here is the text:

To fallen soldiers, let us sing, Where no rockets fly or bullets wing Our broken brothers let us bring To the Mansions of the Lord. No more bleeding, no more fight No prayers pleading through the night, Just divine embrace, eternal light In the Mansions of the Lord. 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.

—Text by Randall Wallace


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1 posted on 02/07/2010 6:51:15 AM PST by my small voice
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To: my small voice

Thank you. I love it too.


2 posted on 02/07/2010 6:55:53 AM PST by sneakers
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To: my small voice

It is a very moving song. I love it also.


3 posted on 02/07/2010 6:57:17 AM PST by Enterprise (Hey Obama - "We won.")
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To: my small voice

Thanks for the post. Very stirring music. Brought back memories of his funeral and the next week I went to Reagan Museum.

Just a fantastic place. Regal really.


4 posted on 02/07/2010 7:02:04 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: my small voice
I love this song. My friend & I often sing/play it at church on Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, etc. I also suggested it to a friend who is a high school choral director; he found a 4-part choral arrangement for male voices and has performed it several times in concert.

As an Army mom I find it especially poignant and beautiful.

Thank you for posting this.

5 posted on 02/07/2010 7:07:05 AM PST by MozartLover (Love your freedom? Thank your military.)
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To: MozartLover

It just kind of pops you back into another frame of mind, doesn’t it. Today’s music has lost much of the trancendency that you can hear in the past Greats. That certain something that kind of tweaks the overarching humanity, makes you sadly smile and forget the petty for a few minutes. This guy stumbled upon it for these few bars. Have no idea what else he has done...but kudos to him for this one.


6 posted on 02/07/2010 7:14:55 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: my small voice
p.s. This appears to be a slightly different version from the original.....the opening lyric in this one, rather than "to fallen soldiers", is "to fallen heroes".....perhaps adapted for a memorial at some point.

Here is the original version from the movie "We Were Soldiers", sung by the West Point Academy Glee Club.

Both versions are excellent.

Thanks again for posting.

7 posted on 02/07/2010 7:16:10 AM PST by MozartLover (Love your freedom? Thank your military.)
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To: my small voice

Yes! Agree with your entire post.


8 posted on 02/07/2010 7:17:10 AM PST by MozartLover (Love your freedom? Thank your military.)
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To: my small voice

bump


9 posted on 02/07/2010 7:17:17 AM PST by VOA
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To: my small voice
For quite a while after the funeral this site http://ronaldreaganmemorial.com/ had a slide show of photos from the funeral and "Mansions Of The Lord" was the backing music. Now it's gone, replaced by the main Reagan memorial website. I sure would like to find that slide show again. It was fine tribute.
10 posted on 02/07/2010 7:19:36 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: MozartLover

Yeah, there is a better verson on anglefire, but FR wouldn’t allow it to be posted. I have it looped right now, so after it’s over I’ll click on this one and see if it is the same!

Thanks.


11 posted on 02/07/2010 7:21:57 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: my small voice
In my father's house, there are many mansions.--John 14:2

I am a fan of traditonal sacred music, and there are very few hymns written after 1939 that I like. However, "Mansions of the Lord" is a notable exception. Thanks for posting this.

12 posted on 02/07/2010 7:26:28 AM PST by Taft in '52
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To: my small voice

Very very moving! I can’t help but think of my boys and all of the brave men and women who go into harms way to protect our fredoms! God bless them all! America’s best and most Honorable!

Thanks for posting


13 posted on 02/07/2010 7:29:03 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: MozartLover

Thank you for that link. What a wonderful, powerful song.


14 posted on 02/07/2010 7:30:39 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: my small voice

When they brought President Reagan’s casket out of the church and played this music, I wept and wept and wept.


15 posted on 02/07/2010 7:32:07 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

me too.


16 posted on 02/07/2010 7:34:10 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: my small voice

And, may I add, it takes an AWFUL lot to get me to cry.


17 posted on 02/07/2010 7:34:35 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: my small voice

here’s the video from his funeral

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh17BI7ztA0


18 posted on 02/07/2010 7:52:22 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: Vendome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh17BI7ztA0


19 posted on 02/07/2010 7:53:20 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: my small voice
I made the mistake of browsing the youtube tributes to the Gipper. If you all do the same don't blame me for the tears.

May he rest in peace with the Lord, and my the United States of America never forget his greatness.

20 posted on 02/07/2010 7:54:05 AM PST by 11Bush
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To: my small voice

NPR put this up? Hard to believe.

I suspect a head or two will roll over there for this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WDrbbtaO0E


21 posted on 02/07/2010 7:57:12 AM PST by Dick Bachert (DIPLOMACY: THE ABILITY TO SAY "NICE DOGGY" WHILE GROPING FOR A LARGE ROCK.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

I always think of you and all you represent when I hear this song.

Nothing less than the very best of the United States.


22 posted on 02/07/2010 8:00:02 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: my small voice
Mansions of The Lord at Reagans Funeral
23 posted on 02/07/2010 8:13:49 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: silverleaf

that was beautiful. I watched the changing of the guards.

Just amazing!

Thanks for the post.


24 posted on 02/07/2010 8:17:34 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: my small voice

Thank you for posting. I love this hymn and am blinking through my tears to type. I miss President Reagan.


25 posted on 02/07/2010 8:25:09 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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26 posted on 02/07/2010 7:08:36 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: All; Protect the Bill of Rights

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Once a soldier ..and young,

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27 posted on 02/07/2010 7:39:58 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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