Battle of Jericho
Hugh Laurie Lyrics


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Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

God knows that
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

Good morning Sister Mary
Good morning brother john
Well I wanna stop and talk with you
Wanna tell you how I come along

I know you've heard about Joshua
He was the son of nun
He never stopped his work until
Until the work was done

God knows that
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

You may talk about your men of Gideon
You may brag about your men of Saul
There's none like good old Joshua
At the battle of Jericho

Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand
Go blow them ram horns, Joshua cried
'cause the battle is in my hands

God knows that
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

You may talk about your men of Gideon
You may brag about your king of Saul
There none like Joshua
At the battle of Jericho

They tell me, great god that Joshua's spear
Was well nigh twelve feet long
And upon his hip was a double edged sword
And his mouth was a gospel horn

Yet bold and brave he stood
Salvation in his hand
Go blow them ram horns Joshua cried
'cause the devil can't do you no harm

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Jericho Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumbling down

Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand
Go blow them ram horns, Joshua cried
'cause the battle is in my hands

Then the lamb ram sheep horns began to blow
The trumpets began to sound
Old Joshua shouted glory
And the walls came tumblin' down

God knows that
Joshua fit the battle of jericho
Jericho jericho
Joshua fit the battle of jericho
And the walls come tumbling down





Down, down, down, down, down
Tumblin' down

Overall Meaning

The song "Battle of Jericho" by Hugh Laurie is a traditional African-American spiritual that tells the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho. The lyrics describe Joshua's unwavering faith in God as he leads the Israelites in a battle to claim the city of Jericho. Joshua is depicted as a strong and courageous leader who is determined to see the battle through to the end. The lyrics also reference the horns that Joshua and his army blew to bring down the walls of Jericho.


The song opens with the chorus, "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, and the walls come tumbling down." This refrain is repeated several times throughout the song, serving as a reminder of Joshua's victory and the power of God. The verses then go on to recount Joshua's story, mentioning his legendary spear and sword, and his unshakable faith in God.


Overall, "Battle of Jericho" is an uplifting song that celebrates the power of faith and perseverance. It has been covered by many artists, including Mahalia Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash, and has become a staple of the spiritual and gospel music genre.


Line by Line Meaning

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Joshua led the battle of Jericho


Jericho Jericho
The city where the battle took place


And the walls come tumbling down
Due to Joshua's leadership, the walls of Jericho fell down


God knows that
God has knowledge of the events that occurred


Good morning Sister Mary
Greetings to Sister Mary


Good morning brother john
Greetings to Brother John


Well I wanna stop and talk with you
The singer wants to have a conversation


Wanna tell you how I come along
The singer wants to update on his progress


He was the son of nun
Joshua was the son of a woman named Nun


He never stopped his work until Until the work was done
Joshua persevered until he completed his task


You may talk about your men of Gideon
There are other biblical heroes, such as Gideon


You may brag about your men of Saul
There are other biblical heroes, such as Saul


There's none like good old Joshua
Joshua is unparalleled


Up to the walls of Jericho
Joshua approached the walls of Jericho


He marched with spear in hand
Joshua carried a spear


Go blow them ram horns, Joshua cried
Joshua commanded his followers to blow ram horns


'cause the battle is in my hands
Joshua was confident in his victory


They tell me, great god that Joshua's spear
There are stories about Joshua's spear


Was well nigh twelve feet long
The spear was almost 12 feet in length


And upon his hip was a double edged sword
Joshua had a double-edged sword on his hip


And his mouth was a gospel horn
Joshua's voice was like a gospel horn


Yet bold and brave he stood
Joshua was courageous and fearless


Salvation in his hand
Joshua held the key to salvation


Then the lamb ram sheep horns began to blow
The horns were blown


The trumpets began to sound
Trumpets were also blown


Old Joshua shouted glory
Joshua praised God


And the walls came tumblin' down
As a result of Joshua's leadership, the walls of Jericho fell down


Down, down, down, down, down
The walls fell to the ground


Tumblin' down
The walls fell and crumbled




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Irakli Kupradze

[Hook (x2)]
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
When the walls come tumbling down

[Verse 1]
You may talk about the bonds of Gideon
You may brag about your men of Saul
But you never saw nothing like Joshua
At the battle of Jericho
When the sun stopped shining in the middle of the day
The sky began to storm
The ram horns, the sheep horns began to blow
When the walls came tumbling down

[Verse 2]
Well I know you've heard about Joshua
He was the son of none
He never stopped his work until
Until the work was done
Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand
"Go blow them ram horns", Joshua cried, "'cos the battle is in my hands"

[Hook]

[Verse 3]
Well the bible says that Joshua's spear was eight of those cubits long
And upon his hip was a double edged sword and his mouth was a gospel horn
Up to the walls of Jericho, he marched with spear in hand
"Go blow them ram horns", Joshua cried, "'cos the battle is in my hands"

[Hook (x2)]



All comments from YouTube:

saniyadesh

This song is so incredible! Hugh Laurie is sooo good at everything he does!

Irakli Kupradze

[Hook (x2)]
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
When the walls come tumbling down

[Verse 1]
You may talk about the bonds of Gideon
You may brag about your men of Saul
But you never saw nothing like Joshua
At the battle of Jericho
When the sun stopped shining in the middle of the day
The sky began to storm
The ram horns, the sheep horns began to blow
When the walls came tumbling down

[Verse 2]
Well I know you've heard about Joshua
He was the son of none
He never stopped his work until
Until the work was done
Up to the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand
"Go blow them ram horns", Joshua cried, "'cos the battle is in my hands"

[Hook]

[Verse 3]
Well the bible says that Joshua's spear was eight of those cubits long
And upon his hip was a double edged sword and his mouth was a gospel horn
Up to the walls of Jericho, he marched with spear in hand
"Go blow them ram horns", Joshua cried, "'cos the battle is in my hands"

[Hook (x2)]

Alvimar Ribeiro

Hugh laurie é único. Esqueço a vida e passo a sonhar, ouvindo sua musicas.

G Lee

Thank you so much for posting the lyrics.

Ignacio Rodriguez Ciampa

verse 1
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but you never saw nothing like Joshua's wall

V Joshua Stock

He was the son of Nun.

Will Parsons

Verse 2: I think you mean "He was the son of Nun"

Elisabeth Rose

years later and I still am absolutely in love with this song

Laura mclin

I like it also

todd graves

Great song. Hugh is multitalented. He plays music instraments ,he sings well, he acts well, hes funny and he writes I love his version of this song. I love the song the lyrics are about joshua at the battleof jericho. They have archeolgic evidence that backs up the bible that this is true so for me and others who belive the bible the song has even more meaning. But many non belivers still enjoy this song..I love hugh lauries acting and music so I personally hope one day he belives as well cause Id love to see him in heaven..hes a cool dude

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