Gideon, Mighty Warrior: Judges 7 (to the tune ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’)

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Lyrics and Chords: C Intro: C / / / - / / / /

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And God said to Gideon “You have too many men,

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pick out all the fearful ones, and send them home again!

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I want their spirits up, can’t use those feeling down.

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I want no soldiers ‘half-way’ up,

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for they’re neither up nor down!” C / / / - / / / /

Then God said to Gideon, “You’ve still too many men!

Take them all to the water’s edge, have them drink and then,

watch those who are lapping up, observe who’s kneeling down,

and choose for me the watchful ones,

alert and looking round!”

The enemy camp below them, lay on the valley floor

God sent a friend with Gideon to listen at their door.

They heard some whispered fears, that death was all around,

So Gideon knew the time was right for a full and out showdown.

So in the dead of night, three hundred men he led,

in silence to the enemy camp, while they were still in bed.

He planned to wake them up; he was going to break them down.

He was going to give them such a shock,

they’d run right out of town.

The enemy camp was big and stretched as far as eye could see.

With horns and torches, Gideon’s men yelled out eerily,

“A SWORD FOR THE LORD AND GIDEON!”

The enemy they woke up, their world was upside down.

They turned and killed each other, and they fell upon the ground.

But a few fled from the town!

Gideon’s men soon tracked them down!

“A SWORD FOR THE LORD AND GIDEON!”

© words Sheila Hamil 2011

www.sheilahamil.co.uk