I Will Move on up a Little Higher

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Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson ( /məˈheɪljə/ mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internat… more »

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

Written by: W. HERBERT BREWSTER

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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