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Remember Back When: I’m In The Lord’s Army!

Did you sing this song as a kid?  It was definitely a favourite of mine growing up.  Think about it.  I grew up in Northern Ireland during the troubles.  Singing about armies, guns and shooting (can you remember the actions?) was super fun.

I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o’er the enemy
But I’m in the Lord’s army!
Yes Sir!

I’m in the Lord’s army! Yes sir!
I’m in the Lord’s army! Yes sir!

I may never march in the infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o’er the enemy
But I’m in the Lord’s army!
Yes sir!

Did anyone sing a variation of these lyrics?  I’m pretty sure we used to sing “I’m too young to march with the infantry…” instead of “I may never march with the infantry…“. Does that add a dice of hope, or something else?  Ha!

Rat-a-dat-dat-dat-dat!

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4 thoughts on “Remember Back When: I’m In The Lord’s Army!

  1. Yep, we sang this in “never been a war apart from the slaughter of the native population” nation of Australia…

    And I think we did both the may never and too young lines.

    Always a good fun song šŸ™‚

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  2. I never known that is English song until I read your blog. We just sang this song in our language at a session of praise and worship. It is fun to sing it as adult though. That song was perfectly match with the message that day “Being the Lord’s Army”

    I love your blog, by the way

    Tutyana

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  3. Jenna says:

    We sing
    I may never take a trip to Mexico (March)
    Ride a donkey o so slow (sing slow while riding a donkey motion)
    Wear a big sombrero (circle finger around head like a hat)
    I may never eat a cheesy taco ( pretend to eat taco)
    But I’m in the lords army. Si Senor!

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