Bless those who play the drum and fife
As they play the songs of life.
Brave musicians boldly led
As ancient armies marched ahead.
Into danger, risking all
To keep alive their battle call.
So keep us marching, drum and fife.
As we face our storms and strife.
Give us courage every day,
Remember why it is we play:
Beat the drum to make us strong
To choose the right when faced with wrong.
Pipe from our hearts and look above
When vision dims the dreams of love.
So give us hope and keep us true
Until our marching days are through.
Then let your rhythms guide your feet
To muster on God\’s golden street.
Rev. Timothy Haut:
No date, but it appeared on the Deep River Ancient Muster poster in 1997.