BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS!
Joshua took from Moses
His mantle and shepherd’s staff…
With one phrase repeated over and over,
As part of his leadership path.
To take a people resolved
To obey what God said…
Their parents had died when they wouldn’t abide
With God as spiritual Head.
Be strong and courageous,
The battle won’t be long*…
Today the noise of battle
And the next, the victor’s song.
Joshua had to literally fight
And we have to literally pray…
Pushing back the dark and let the Light
Come in ’til Judgement Day.
It take but a mustard seed of faith
So tiny but it grows…
Be courageous in your time,
To tweak the Devil’s nose!
*Line and the next two taken from the fourth verse of the Christian hymn, “STAND UP, STAND UP FOR JESUS” .Lyrics by George Deerfield, Jr. and tune by George J. Webb.