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I'm Going Higher
Words and Music by Herbert Buffum

Revelation 21:4
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away."

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          Often I've watched the clouds up in the sky,
          Always I've heard they were many miles high;
          Then as they sailed out of sight far away,
          I said, I'm going far higher someday,

            Chorus
            I'm going higher, yes higher someday,
            I'm going higher to stay;
            Over the clouds and beyond the blue sky,
            Going where none ever sicken or die;
            Loved ones to meet in the "Sweet by and by";
            I'm going higher some day.

          Men sail the ocean, or soar through the air,
          Scarce can the nat'ral eye see them up there;
          Some seek for fame which so soon will decay;
          I'm going higher, yes, higher someday.

            Chorus
            I'm going higher, yes higher someday,
            I'm going higher to stay;
            Over the clouds and beyond the blue sky,
            Going where none ever sicken or die;
            Loved ones to meet in the "Sweet by and by";
            I'm going higher some day.

          Moses went up in a mountain and prayed,
          Glory came down while alone there he stayed;
          But he came back, he just went there to pray,
          I'm going higher, yes, higher someday.

            Chorus
            I'm going higher, yes higher someday,
            I'm going higher to stay;
            Over the clouds and beyond the blue sky,
            Going where none ever sicken or die;
            Loved ones to meet in the "Sweet by and by";
            I'm going higher some day.

          Often my soul has been lifted above,
          Lost in the ocean of God's mighty love;
          Though I am higher than once, still I say,
          I'm going higher, yes, higher someday.

            Chorus
            I'm going higher, yes higher someday,
            I'm going higher to stay;
            Over the clouds and beyond the blue sky,
            Going where none ever sicken or die;
            Loved ones to meet in the "Sweet by and by";
            I'm going higher some day.

          Soon will the Saviour appear, bless His name!
          Someday this earth will be all wrapped in flame;
          Then as I see the fire mounting on high,
          I'm going higher, beyond the blue sky.

            Chorus
            I'm going higher, yes higher someday,
            I'm going higher to stay;
            Over the clouds and beyond the blue sky,
            Going where none ever sicken or die;
            Loved ones to meet in the "Sweet by and by";
            I'm going higher some day.


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