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Lyr Req: Weapon of Prayer (Louvin Brothers)

12 Feb 02 - 10:01 AM (#648147)
Subject: Wartime Song
From: GUEST,Laura

I have had luck here in finding lyrics to old songs. I told a friend about this site and they wanted me to see if anyone knew the name or any more lyrics of this song. Evidently it was popular during World War II. Some of the words are:

Many thousand miles away,
Someone sheds their blood today.
To a land so brave and true they've gone,
To a war that's yours and mine,
Let us join the battle line.
Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer.

When the men and tanks and guns
Have done all that they can do,
And the mighty bombs have rained and fell.
There's a helpful hand above
And its weapon’s made of love...

Then the chorus is something like:

You don't have to be a soldier in a uniform
To be of service over there.
While the boys so bravely stand
With their weapons made by man,
Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer.

I tried the search and did not find anything. Thanks!

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 17-Feb-02.


12 Feb 02 - 10:36 AM (#648174)
Subject: Lyr Add: WEAPON OF PRAYER (I. & C. Louvin)
From: masato sakurai

Weapon Of Prayer
(I. & C. Louvin)

In that land across the sea there's a job for you and me
Though our presence there may not be found
We must stay standing there on the battle lines and pray
We must never lay our weapons down

We don't have to be a soldier in a uniform
To be of service over there
While the boys so bravely stand with the weapons made by hand
Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer

Many thousand miles away someone shed there blood today
With a heart so true and brave they're gone
To a war that's yours and mine let us join the battle line
With a weapon that will save our home

We don't have to be a soldier in a uniform
To be of service over there
While the boys so bravely stand with the weapons made by hand
Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer

And when the planes and tanks and guns have done all that they can do
And the mighty bombs have rained and failed
Still the helpful hand above, on the weapon made of love
And against him none on earth prevail

(From: HERE)

~Masato


12 Feb 02 - 11:25 AM (#648179)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: masato sakurai

Oh! It's already posted.

CLICK HERE.


12 Feb 02 - 11:34 AM (#648182)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: masato sakurai

It (ragtime) doesn't work. This would be OK.


12 Feb 02 - 11:37 AM (#648185)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: Steve in Idaho

Masato you are just awesome -

Steve


12 Feb 02 - 12:05 PM (#648200)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: masato sakurai

Sound clip by the Louvin Brothers is HERE.
~Masato


12 Feb 02 - 12:12 PM (#648210)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: DougR

I certainly agree with you, Steve. Masato is super.

I was a brat in WWII, and I don't recall hearing this song at all though.

DougR


12 Feb 02 - 01:00 PM (#648236)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: GUEST,ta2

hitler has only got one ball goering has got 2 but very small himmler...........has something similar but poor old goebells..has no balls .at all !


12 Feb 02 - 07:11 PM (#648617)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: Irish sergeant

Gorgeopus lyrics. Unfortunately the new "old girl" (computer) is not operating as she should and until I upgrade to Windows 2000 I am without sound:~( A splendid job Masato! Kindest regards, Neil


12 Feb 02 - 10:11 PM (#648775)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: masato sakurai

I have just copied other people's work. I'm no singer, no performer, no songwriter, having no connection with music business. All I can do is hunting for songs.
~Masato


12 Feb 02 - 10:23 PM (#648787)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wartime Song
From: GUEST,Laura

Thanks for the lyrics Masato!