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MAJ wrote at 2006-06-23 21:04:42
I am sure that this is a Tim Shepard song. I also think it is on the Holmes Shepard & Johnson Record this was put out in the early 80's. Check some of the old online record shops like GEMM.COM you may get lucky and find just what your looking for.


ggnyhus wrote at 2006-08-25 02:19:10
The Imperials - Heed The Call album...wish it was on Itunes!!


a.k.a.- Milkbone wrote at 2006-11-13 23:15:12
Actually, Yes, the Imperials did sing this song. I have a record of them singing it. I have it somewhere, but I am 100% sure that the Imperials have recorded it! If you are still interested in it, I can try to find it, and I can even send you the song if you would like. I believe the title is: He Didn't Lift Us Up...I think


musiclady wrote at 2006-11-24 03:43:46
My favorite recording of this song was recorded  by The Imperials late 70's early 80's


Ron wrote at 2006-12-08 21:32:18
I believe this song is written and performed by Phil Johnson.  I remember his singing it at a Benson music clinic ("Whatchamacallit") in Nashville about 1979 or so.


Diane wrote at 2008-01-08 02:12:42
Nancy Harmon also sung this song and has it on her cassettes


Joshua Tapp wrote at 2008-02-07 19:23:23
The OP is correct, it is the Imperials from their Heed the Call album in 1979.



Here's the lyrics:



He didn't bring us this far, to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim, to let us drown

He didn't build his home in us, to move away

He didn't lift us up, to let us down



There are some promises in a letter

Written a long, long time ago

They're not getting older,

They're getting better

Because He still wants us to know



He didn't bring us this far, to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim, to let us drown

He didn't build his home in us, to move away

He didn't lift us up, to let us down

He didn't lift us up, to let us down



Never use the word defeat

Claim His promises, every one of them

Every spoken word He'll hear

Because we're everything to Him



He didn't bring us this far, to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim, to let us drown

He didn't build his home in us, to move away

He didn't lift us up, to let us down

He didn't lift us up, to let us down


Jeanie wrote at 2008-06-06 16:51:21
Chorus 1:

He didn't bring us this far to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim to let us drown

He didn't build His home in us to move away

He didn't lift us up to let us down

There are some promises in a letter

Written a long, long time ago

They're not getting older, they're getting better

Because He still wants us to know



Chorus 2:

He didn't bring us this far to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim to let us drown

He didn't build His home in us to move away

He didn't lift us up to let us down (to let us down, let us down)

He didn't lift us up to let us down



I read those promises in His letter

And now I claim them for my own

Filling my heart and making life better

And I just wanted you to know



Repeat Chorus 2



Never use the word defeat

Claim His promises, every one of them

And every spoken word He'll hear

Because we're everything to Him



Repeat Chorus 2



I remember the Imperials singing it in the late 70s


HS wrote at 2008-09-06 06:49:58
He didn't bring us this far to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim to let us drown

He didn't build His home in us to move away

He didn't lift us up to let us down



There are some promises in a letter

Written a long, long time ago

They're not getting older, they're getting better

Because He still wants us to know



Chorus 2:

He didn't bring us this far to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim to let us drown

He didn't build His home in us to move away

He didn't lift us up to let us down (to let us down, let us down)

He didn't lift us up to let us down



I read those promises in His letter

And now I claim them for my own

Filling my heart and making life better

And I just wanted you to know



Repeat Chorus 2



Never use the word defeat

Claim His promises, every one of them

And every spoken word He'll hear

Because we're everything to Him



Repeat Chorus 2



He didn't lift us up to let us down


Mark wrote at 2009-08-21 03:27:16
The Imperials recorded this song and it landed on the top 10.  "He didn't lift us up to let us down."


Dumplin' wrote at 2009-09-22 12:53:19
I don't know for sure....but didn't a brother/sister group called the "Archers" do this songs?I love the music from the 70s and 80s. Wish I could find more of it!


Chuck Whetstone wrote at 2010-07-15 20:13:48
Yes. There was a song by the Imperials that contained those lyrics.  I sang it at my church back then.


sharon akins wrote at 2010-12-27 12:13:46
There was a 1970's music writer named Phil Johnson who has an album-someone just like me.He wrote the lyrics.

Sharon


Barb wrote at 2011-01-30 20:51:46
It is from the Imperials from their album, "Heed the Call".  The lyrics to the song are:



Chorus 1:

He didn't bring us this far to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim to let us drown

He didn't build His home in us to move away

He didn't lift us up to let us down



There are some promises in a letter

Written a long, long time ago

They're not getting older, they're getting better

Because He still wants us to know



Chorus 2:

He didn't bring us this far to leave us

He didn't teach us to swim to let us drown

He didn't build His home in us to move away

He didn't lift us up to let us down (to let us down, let us down)

He didn't lift us up to let us down



I read those promises in His letter

And now I claim them for my own

Filling my heart and making life better

And I just wanted you to know



Repeat Chorus 2



Never use the word defeat

Claim His promises, every one of them

And every spoken word He'll hear

Because we're everything to Him



Repeat Chorus 2



He didn't lift us up to let us down


Robin wrote at 2011-07-08 15:20:59
Actually, I think it's The Imperials on their album, "Heed the Call." I too was looking for it & JUST found it!!


Lou wrote at 2011-09-02 07:15:12
Nancy Harmon and her group recorded this song back in the the late 70's or 80's.  Nancy Harmon was on TBN with her group. They were blessings!  Loved it!!  Hope this helps.  Be Blessed!


Vette wrote at 2012-01-01 05:31:12
I don't feel no ways tired by Rev. James Cleveland


davidmuerle wrote at 2013-01-25 17:26:22
I was able to get a free copy of the song on iMesh


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