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Jehoshaphat

This song is by Don Francisco and appears on the album Forgiven (1977) and on the album Beautiful to Me (1998).

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Now, Jehoshaphat was king in Jerusalem
A long, long time ago
When the children o' Judah
All worshipped the Lord
From the high on down to the low

Judah was a wealthy kingdom
Everybody's children were fed
Because Jehoshaphat studied the word of the Lord
And did everything He said

But out of the east came an army one day
After Jehoshaphat's gold
They were marchin' right straight to Jerusalem
And Jehoshaphat soon was told

So he called all the people together
And everybody fasted and prayed
The Lord God answered the people and He said
"There's no need for you to be afraid"

'Cause the battle is Mine tomorrow
It's not yours and it's not the king's
And all you gotta do is just stand and watch
To see the salvation I bring

Just believe that what I've told ya
Is exactly what I'm gonna do
And go out tomorrow against them
Because the Lord's gonna fight for you
Great jumpin' Jehoshaphat!

The army rose early next mornin'
They marched on out with the king
Jehoshaphat chose some singers
He told those singers to sing

And they praised the beauty of holiness
Instead of shoutin' out a battle cry
And all the way down to the enemy's camp
They sang to the Lord on high

They were singin
"Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord our God
His mercy will never end"

The Lord God set up an ambush
He got the enemy all turned around
And they started into killin' each other ya know
'Til they all lay dead on the ground

And the riches and the jewels that they left behind
It took 'em three whole days to haul
The children o' Judah all praised the Lord
'Cause He'd saved them one and all

And they were singin...
"Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord our God
His mercy will never end"

If the parallel's not real obvious now
I'll spell it right out for you
When you see trouble comin' to rip you off
Here's all that you need to do
Pray to your Heavenly Father
And believe that His word is true
And then step out and shout the salvation of God
'Cause He'll win that battle for you

And praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord our God
His mercy will never end
It'll never end

Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord
For His mercy endures forever and ever
Praise ye the Lord our God
His mercy will never end

Written by:

Don Francisco Wikipedia16

Produced by:

Shane Keister Wikipedia16; John W. Thompson

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