Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Lyrics
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho.
Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,
and the walls came tumbling down.
1 You may talk about the men of Gideon;
you may talk about the men of Saul;
there’s none like good old Joshua,
at the battle of Jericho. (Refrain)
2 Up to the walls of Jericho
he marched with sword in hand.
“Go blow those ram’s horns,” Joshua cried,
“for the battle is in God’s hands.” (Refrain)
3 Then the horns began to bellow,
the trumpets began to sound,
and Joshua commanded the children to shout,
and the walls came tumbling down. (Refrain)
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Hymn Story
“Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho” is one of the most popular African American spirituals or as they used to be called long ago negro spirituals.
These were songs that were created during the time of slavery in North America and therefore no one knows the original authors of these songs.
In any case they must have gone through changes over the years.
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