“We’re Going Up” – lyrics by David Bolton

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All the way in this barren wilderness

We muttered, we grumbled and we wept

And though God had sworn His good promise to us

We doubted His word would be kept

Now all across the desert sands

There lie the bodies of unbelieving men

Consumed by the wasting wilderness

The final reward for the faithless

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But now God has brought us to Jordan’s shore

To bring us to the land of our dreams

And He calls us to rise up in faith once more

For we face an uncrossable stream

For He has promised to make a way

If we would simply trust and obey

The Ark of the Covenant shall go before

And Jordan’s waters shall flow no more.

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We’re going up

To possess the land

We’re going in

At Joshua’s command

We’re going up

On God’s Word we stand

The good Lord has given it into our hands

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And though there are giants and walls in the land

We shall not fear, nor dread

For wherever the feet of Joshua shall stand

The Land shall be given to us instead

It’s a land of bounty

A land that is blessed

A land where God’s children shall dwell and find rest

A land where the God of Israel

Shall set up His Kingdom and forever dwell

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We’re going up

To possess the land

We’re going in

At Joshua’s command

We’re going up

On God’s Word we stand

The good Lord has given it into our hands

We’re going up…

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Now ages have passed since that glorious time of old

When Joshua took the Promised Land

But the Church now stands at this same threshold

With yet a greater Canaan at hand

For we have been promised the high, holy ground

Where all spiritual blessings in Christ are found

A heavenly Kingdom for all who believe

And will lay down their lives that they might receive

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So let us not waver, or shrink back in fear

And own the wilderness as our grave

But let us arise and in faith draw near

To our God, who is mighty to save

For our Heavenly Joshua has gone on before

He’s reigning now in glory, a mighty Man of war

O, now is the time to arise and possess

The fullness of His Kingdom as our inheritance

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We’re going up

To possess the Land

We’re going in

At JESUS’ command

We’re going up

On God’s Word we stand

The good Lord has given it into our hands

The good Lord has given it into our hands

The good Lord has given it into our hands

We’re going up!

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5 Responses to “We’re Going Up” – lyrics by David Bolton

  1. Very moving, and we are indeed “going up”!

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  2. Anne Tate says:

    David: have you put this to music? anne Tate

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  3. dhaggaboy says:

    Stir up the hearts to follow the Lord
    The Living Word…

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