Oh, Johnny Boy

Kimberly Faith wrote this song after her son Jon made the decision to join the Army. It’s her personal message to her son and prays it will inspire peace and hope for every mother who has a child choosing to serve their country in the Armed Forces. It is borrowed from the Irish tune “Oh Danny Boy.”

Song + Lyrics

Verse 1
Oh, Johnny Boy the trumpet sound is calling
Oe’r mountain high and sea to shining sea
You’ve answered not in fear or desperate trembling
For ’tis might God Who covers over thee

Chorus
Let courage rise, from those who’ve gone before you
Who now stand strong before the throne of God
And let your heart rise up and fight courageous
And ne’r stand down, my son, until your race is run

Bridge
My dear son, should life untimely leave you
I know the dark will never be your fate
For God will carry your dear should to Heaven
And there’s you’ll lay your sword and rest your heart in peace

Chorus
So let courage rise, from those who’ve gone before you
Who now stand strong before the throne of God
And let your heart rise up and fight courageous
And ne’r stand down, my son, until your race is run

Oh, Johnny Boy, how much The Father loves you so

Reviews

“I absolutely love your music! I just listened to your singles, Surrender and Johnny Boy. Both were amazing! I am US Army Veteran. I performed many 21 gun salutes while I was stationed in the Washington DC area. I cry like a baby while I see the families, the wives, the children, the mother and father, the grandparents, the aunts, the uncles, the cousins, friends and others that are beside the casket of their loved one, their hero, OUR hero!!! And your Johnny Boy was so amazing to listen to, made me cry! But ALL people need to feel those emotions of those families and your music does that! Amazing! Thank you so much! I appreciate what you do! Have a safe and fantastic day!!!” ~Stan Bowlin