I'M A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD

Original Congregation Of The Church Of God In Christ version

[fades in] (army of the Lord)
I'm a soldier (in the army)
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I'm a soldier (in the army of the Lord)
I'm a soldier (in the army)

Gather people (in the army of the Lord)
??? (in the army)
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??? (in the army)
??? (in the army of the Lord)
??? (in the army)

??? (in the army of the Lord)
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Come on Jesus
Come on
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Yeah Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
I'm a soldier, I'm a soldier

??? (in the army of the Lord)
??? (in the army)
If a man dies (in the army of the Lord)
He shall live again (in the army)
I'm a soldier (in the army of the Lord)
I'm a soldier (in the army)

Come on
Come on
Jesus
Remember Jesus
Come on, come on


Page last updated: 21 Mar 2012

Info

I'M A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD is a traditional gospel song. A performance by the Congregation Of The Church Of God In Christ was recorded by Alan Lomax in July 1942 in Clarksdale, MS. It can now be found on Lomax's The Land Where The Blues Began collection, released on Rounder Records in 2002. The above lyrics are transcribed from the original Congregation Of The Church Of God In Christ version of I'M A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD, as recorded by Alan Lomax in 1942.

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Lomax was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the twentieth century, recording thousands of songs in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain. The Land Where The Blues Began is the soundtrack to Alan Lomax's 1993 book of the same name. The collection was recorded between 1933 and 1959 by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones, John W. Work, John A. Lomax, and Herbert Halpert, and remastered to 24-bit digital from the original metal and acetate discs and the original paper and acetate-backed tape recordings.

Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen has never performed or recorded I'M A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD, but he used excerpts from Alan Lomax's recording in ROCKY GROUND.

Credits

Thanks Tommy for the corrections.

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