A Wonderful Time Up There

Words & Music by Lee Roy Abernathy (1947?) modernized by Jeanine Walker
Recorded by Pat Boone, 1958 (#4 -- on charts for 19 weeks)

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Well, now, everybody's gonna have religion and glory,

C                        Am
Everybody's gonna be a-singin' that story,

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Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there,

Oh, glory hallelujah!

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Brother, there's a reckonin' a-comin' in the mornin' --

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Better get ready 'cause I'm givin' you the warnin',

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Everybody's gonna have a wonderful time up there.

Now listen, everybody, 'cause I'm talkin' to you;

The Lord is the only one to carry you through.

You better get ready, 'cause I'm tellin' you why,

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The Lord is a-comin' from His throne on high.

Goin' down the valley, goin' one by one,

We're gonna be rewarded for the things we've done;

How ya gonna feel about the things you'll say

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On that judgment day?

Repeat Chorus:

Now you get your Holy Bible, in the back of the book,
The book of Revelations is the place you look.
If you understand it, and you can if you try,
The Lord is a-comin' from His throne on high.
A-readin' in the Bible all the things He said,
He said He's comin' back again to raise the dead.
Are you gonna be among the chosen few?
Will you make it through?

Chorus: (sing twice)

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