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Thread #27083   Message #329947
Posted By: Jim Dixon
29-Oct-00 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of the Louvin Brothers
Subject: Lyr Add: MAKE HIM A SOLDIER^^
(Charlie & Ira Louvin/Acuff-Rose, BMI)

Listen to the gentle call. There is work for one and all.
Join in the fight. Walk in the light.
Do whatever you can do, then the Lord will see you through,
Tryin' us all to win.
(Cho.:) Make him a soldier. Heed now the call.
Help win the vict'ry. He died to save us all.

Walk along the rocky shore where the mighty ocean roars.
Many today are drifting away.
Sing aloud of saving grace. Tell the news to ev'ry race.
Bid them to anchor in. (Cho.)

Do your work and never fret, and the Savior won't forget.
Carry the cross. Look for the loss.
You must brave the swelling tide if you'd reach the other side.
Be a soldier brave. (Cho.)

[As performed by the Whitstein Brothers on "Sweet Harmony" Rounder 0344 (1996) and on "Songs of the Louvin Brothers," Easydisc ED CD 7034 (1997). JTD]