Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day is done

Our hill, one of many in the Jerusalem Hills (aka Hills of Judea), welcomes you to SkyWatch Friday. This is what we see to the west.
Almost wish I had a bugle or trumpet to play the old American "Taps" at such evening times.
The original version was purely instrumental. The first set of lyrics were written by Horace Lorenzo Trim.
Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest;
God is nigh.
Then goodnight, peaceful night;
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright.
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, goodnight.


James said...

That is a really beautiful picture.

Daryl said...

What a lovely combination of words and image!

clairz said...

Nice photo and accompanying lyrics.

erin said...

a perfect post...the sky and the lyrics..have a wonderful weekend dina.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely ending to the day. There really is something magical about a trumpet playing Taps. Nice to see all the words here.

Jane said...

Nice sky Dina, thanks for sharing:)

Tom said...

Picture and words worked so well here Dina... I hope you are well.

I have a Crooked Spire for Sky Watch this week.....

Danton said...

The sun hidden yet still leaving that hint of radiant glow by the hill. So apt for that lines of poetry.

Grace and Bradley said...

I like the lyrics and really beautiful photo of sunset. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Jack and Joann said...

Pretty sunset and nice addition of the lyrics for taps. Thanks for sharing.

J Bar said...

Great sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Beautiful shot and lyrics.
Happy weekend Dina

Cloudia said...

A MOST beautiful photo of an excruciatingly amazing land!!!

Simple lyrics flow deep....
Aloha & Shalom, Dina Dear

Comfort Spiral

Pietro said...

Nice post, Dina!
The landscape is so nice, and I've enjoyed the lyrics too.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely colors in that sky~

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful and soft looking photo, Dina. I love the words that contrast the image so wonderfully.

Shabbat shalom.

FA said...

I never knew that there are words to "taps". Thank you for sharing them. It reminds me of a Compline (Night Prayer) hymn that we sing:

Day is done, but love unfailing
dwells ever here
Shadows fall, but hope, prevailing, calms every fear.
God, our Maker, none forsaking,
take our hearts of Love's own making
Watch our sleeping, guard our waking, be always near.

Eric said...

Nice composition, well done.

Have a great SWF

Greetings from NL

Hyde DP said...

I love the way the wisps of white seem to follow the darker clouds like a train.

JM said...

Lisbon has 7 hills but they are covered with buildings... Very peaceful view and beautiful light.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful image. When Taps is played on the trumpet with the echoe of a second trumpet, it always brings the tears.

Happy SWF!!!!!!!!

Hilda said...

I didn't even know Taps had lyrics. It's beautiful. And so is the sky in your photo!

Arija said...

Your poem echoes the sunset so well.

kristines said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!