Skip to comments.Reagan Memorial Music- Mansions of the Lord
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
Thank you. I love it too.
It is a very moving song. I love it also.
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.
As an Army mom I find it especially poignant and beautiful.
Thank you for posting this.
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.
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.
Yes! Agree with your entire post.
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!
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.
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
Thank you for that link. What a wonderful, powerful song.
When they brought President Reagan’s casket out of the church and played this music, I wept and wept and wept.
And, may I add, it takes an AWFUL lot to get me to cry.
here’s the video from his funeral
May he rest in peace with the Lord, and my the United States of America never forget his greatness.
NPR put this up? Hard to believe.
I suspect a head or two will roll over there for this one.
I always think of you and all you represent when I hear this song.
Nothing less than the very best of the United States.
that was beautiful. I watched the changing of the guards.
Thanks for the post.
Thank you for posting. I love this hymn and am blinking through my tears to type. I miss President Reagan.
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