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William H. Kendrick Joshua Fit de Battle

Keyboard [organ/piano]
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

SATB Choir and Piano (Organ). As with a lot of the "Spiritual" scriptural references, this story is (alas!) excluded from the modern lectionary. Don't let that stop you though. As a general anthem during the summer, we say, "Why not?" And then, of course, there are those preachers who wander from the lectionary and suddenly you'll find yourself in Joshua, Chapters 5 and 6. Wherever you find to use it, this one is a winner. Fun!

Joshua fit de battle of Jericho
an de walls come a-tumblin' down.

You may talk about your men of Gideon,
You may talk about your emn of Saul;
Dere's none like good ol' Joshua
an de battle of Jericho.

Up to the walls of Jericho,
He marched with spear in hand;
"Go blow dem ram's horns," Joshua cried,
"for de battle am in my hand."


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Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323


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