Soldiers in the Army of Mercy & Peace | Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke

We ran through the back door in the middle of the night
Didn't know what we ran for through the snow and the ice
Headed straight for the border, just to keep warm
Trying to find our mother, in the middle of the storm

We entered the city just before dawn
Singing ‘isn't it a pity,' something was wrong
Said a prayer in the corner of a room filled with mirrors
a young girl gave a warning, she said “don't interfere”
No time for hesitation, to say the least
We are soldiers in the army of mercy and peace

We fell into a circle of imaginary friends
In line for a morsel, forgiveness of sins
Looked up from the tower as the clock struck twelve
on the evening of power, St. Mary’s bells

We are gathered at the table, we stand before the throne
We kneel at the altar on the battlefield alone
We will sing this song in harmony
And our numbers will increase
We are soldiers in the army of mercy and peace

We cry when we are happy, we smile when we’re in pain
We will all march together in the pouring poison rain
We are one in a million and a million to one
Are the odds in our favor to make sure this work is done

No more weapons of destruction
No more guns designed to kill
No more rules of mass instruction that annihilate free will
We will raise our hands in freedom and our love will never cease
We are soldiers in the army of mercy and peace

We survive in a holocaust of treachery and deceit
We will fight no matter what the cost, we will not accept defeat
We are held in a higher hand, held to a higher truth
Called to be a chosen man, no matter what we do

There's a light behind this curtain, there's a voice that calls our name
There's a future that is certain, breaking free from rusted chains
Now we drink from a common well, and our prayers have been received
We are soldiers in the army of mercy and peace
We are soldiers in the army of mercy and peace

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke sing Soldiers in the Army of Mercy & Peace


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