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Posted:  06 Jul 2015 18:44   Last Edited By: Steadfast
Looking for lyrics to Move Up A Little Closer

I can only recall part of the first verse:

Oh, how well I can remember at old camp-meeting time
I'd linger in the shadows, try to hide this face of mine

Chorus is:
Move up a little closer, don't stand in the shadows
Come out and be counted with the children of the Lord
Move up a little closer, climb higher up the mountain
Come out and be counted with the children of the Lord

This is all I can remember of this song.  Can anyone help with the rest of he words?
Posted:  06 Jul 2015 20:11
Hi Steadfast,
I found this rendition by the Wilburn Brothers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ph_WR3m85g

Oh how well I do remember back in old camp meetin' times
I lingered in the shadows to hide this face of mine
I could barely hear the preacher barely hear the elders pray
Then one night I heard the still small voice say

Chorus
Move up a little closer don't hide in shadows
Come out and be counted with the children of the Lord
Move up a little closer climb higher up the mountain
Move up a little closer to the kingdom of the Lord

I pretended not to listen tried to close my burning ears
Foe I had been a sinner who wasted many years
So I turned to leave the meetin' but somehow I couldn't start
Once more I heard the voice in my heart
Posted:  06 Jul 2015 23:59
That's it!  Thank you very much.  It's frustrating when a song you once knew so well only comes in snatches of words.  I think I shall have to start writing everything down.  Again - thank you.
Posted:  03 Dec 2017 22:30
there's a third verse/


/I'm so thankful for the message that was sent to me that night.  I've donned my christian armor and I've vowed to fight the fight. Now when I see a sinner standing in the shadows dim, I bow my head and say this prayer for them...
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