praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition

praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition

Keep going, despite trouble or stress. The phrase is widely believed to have been said by a Navy chaplain during the attack on Pearl Harbor; it later became the title of a popular patriotic song. Until help comes, there's nothing we can do but keep trying to plug the holes in the roof. Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!
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And manned the gun himself as he laid aside The Book, Shouting CHORUS: "Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition! Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!