I'm a soldier in the army of the lord is a traditional gospel song. A performance by the Congregation Of The Church Of God In Christ was recorded by Alan Lomax in July 1942 in Clarksdale, MS. It can now be found on Lomax's The Land Where The Blues Began
collection, released on Rounder Records in 2002. The above lyrics are transcribed from the original Congregation Of The Church Of God In Christ version of the song. Lomax was one of the great field collectors of folk music of the twentieth century, recording thousands of songs in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, the Caribbean, Italy, and Spain. The Land Where The Blues Began is the soundtrack to Alan Lomax's 1993 book of the same name. The collection was recorded between 1933 and 1959 by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones, John W. Work, John A. Lomax, and Herbert Halpert, and remastered to 24-bit digital from the original metal and acetate discs and the original paper and acetate-backed tape recording.