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I Will Move on up a Little Higher
by Mahalia Jackson



One a-these mornings
Soon one morning
I'm gonna lay down my cross
Get me a crown
Soon one evening
Late in the evening,
Late in the evening
I'm going home live on high

Soon as my feet strike Zion
Lay down my heavy burden
Put on my robe in glory
Going home one day and tell my story
I've been coming over hills and mountain
Gonna drink from the Christian fountain
Your know all of God's sons and daughters that morning
Will drink that 'ole healing water

And we gonna live on forever
We gonna live on forever
We gonna live on up in glory after awhile

O Lord, I'm going outside, to sing and bugle
March all around God's altar
Gonna walk and never get tired
Gonna fly Lord and never falter

I'm gonna move up a little higher
Gonna meet Old man Daniel
Gonna move on up a little higher
Gonna meet the Hebrew children
Gonna move on up a little higher
Gonna meet Paul and Samuel
Gonna move on up a little higher
Gonna meet my friends and kindred
Gonna move on up a little higher
Gonna meet my loving mother
I'm gonna move on up a little higher
Gonna meet the Lily of the Valley
I'm gonna feast with the Rose of Sharon

It will be always howdy, howdy,
Will be always, howdy, howdy,
Will be always, howdy, howdy,
And never goodbye

O will you be there
Early one morning
Will you be there
Somewhere 'round the altar
Will you be there
O when the angels shall call the roll

God knows I'll be waiting
Yes, I'll be watching somewhere 'round the altar
Well I'll be waiting
O at the beautiful, yes golden gates

Well, well
Soon as my feet strike Zion
Gonna lay down my heaven burden
I'm gonna put on my robe in glory
I'm going home one day and tell my story
I've been coming over hills and mountain
I'm gonna drink from the Christian fountain
You know all of God's sons and daughters that morning
Will drink that 'ole healing water

Meet me there early one morning
Meet me there somewhere 'round the altar
Meet me there
O when the angels shall call God's roll
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