We Were Soldiers

I just found out that the lyrics to the beautiful requiem sung at President Reagan's funeral, while the pallbearers entered the cathedral, were written by Randall Wallace, of Braveheart screenwriting fame. I had been wondering where that song came from and just saw Mr. Wallace on Hannity & Colmes where he said that he'd written those lyrics to the end credits of We Were Soldiers. The poetry is incredible, so I thought I'd share it.

The Mansions of the Lord
Music by Nick Glennie-Smith/Lyrics by Randall Wallace

 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


~Sung by The United States Armed Forces Chorus

 [Originally sung by the West Point Glee Club to close the movie We Were Soldiers 2002.]

Posted by Portia at December 20, 2004 07:39 PM

There are some words following Mansions of the Lord, or maybe it is part of it. It starts with "lay me down, in a cold.......

Does anyone have the words to that part and where did that come from?


Posted by: Diloy Ludke at March 7, 2005 07:21 PM