A Veteran Died Today
He was just a common veteran
And his ranks are growing thin.
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict
Then we find the militaryâ€™s part.
Is to clean up all the trouble
That the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor
While heâ€™s here to hear the praise.
Then at least give him homage
at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a headline that might say,
Our Country is at Mourning for
A Veteran Died Today.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lakes, from the hills,
From the sky;
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh.
Thanks and praise, for our days,
â€˜Neath the sun, â€˜neath the stars,
â€˜Neath the sky;
As we go, this we know,
God is Nigh.
O God, by whose mercy
the faithful departed find rest,
look kindly on your departed
veteran who gave their life
in the service of their country.
Grant that through the passion,
death and resurrection of your Son
they may share in the joy
of your heavenly kingdom
and rejoice in you with your saints forever.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.