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"Lift Him Up" is a song by Petra. It was written and composed by the band's guitarist and vocalist Bob Hartman. The song was released in 1983 as part of the band's sixth album, Not of this World.

LyricsEdit

Words and music by Bob Hartman

The world is looking for a revelation
We're always under their investigation
They look at us to hear we got to say
They can't see Jesus when we stand in the way
They don't need no more elevated speeches
We're keeping Jesus just beyond their reaches
Can't see the forest for all of the trees
They won't see Jesus till we fall on our knees

(Chorus)
Lift Him up higher and higher
Lift Him up set the world on fire
It doesn't take much theology
Just lift Him up so the world can see
Lift Him up tell the gospel story
Lift Him up left them see His glory
It doesn't take any Bible degree
Just lift Him up so the world can see

Sometimes they just can't see beyond the haze
Or find their way through the religious maze
Just like Zaccheus they're trying to see
They got to somehow see beyond you and me

Oh - how the world needs to see him
So they can believe Him
Oh - how can we ever hide Him
As if we had denied Him
Oh - How could He ever draw them
If they never saw Him
Oh - How can they see His glory
Without you and me

CreditsEdit

Other versionsEdit

Live versionsEdit

"More Power to Ya" was part of "The Mellow Medley" featured in the 1986 live album Captured in Time and Space. It is the last song performed in the medley, after "The Coloring Song" and "Road to Zion". In 2005, the song was part of another live medley featured in the album Petra Farewell. In this medley, Greg X. Volz was invited as a guest vocalist.

RemakeEdit

In 2010, the song was remade and recorded by Classic Petra in the album Back to the Rock. This version features John Lawry on keyboards.

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