Building up the Wall

By Jim E. Davis

© 1992 HIM Music

 

Key: G

 

 

Chorus:

 

       G    

Iím building up the wall, and I wonít come down

 

       C           

Iím building up the wall, and I wonít come down

 

       G                                                  F#dim Em  Cm6/Eb

Iím building up the wall, and I wonít come do - own

 

G                        A7            D7                G       

Building up the wall and I wonít come down

 

 

Verse I:

 

 

The walls of

 

       G

The walls of Jerusalem were broken down to the ground in shame

 

                C                                                          G

But Nehemiah had a heart to rebuild them up again

 

                                                 C                 G      F#dim       Em       Cm6/Eb

And when the enemy came to mock, Nehemiah stood his grou - nd

 

                       G                       A7              D7              G   

He said, "I'm building up this wall, and I won't come down"

 

 

Verse II:

 

        G         

The devil he dropped by today, just to have a little chat with me

 

                C                                                                                                     G

He said ďSon, youíre workiní way too hard!  Come on down and rest your feet!Ē

 

                                C                      G          F#dim  Em   Cm6/Eb

Well I didnít even stop to take the time to turn arou - nd

 

                       G                      A7           D7                G      

Because Iím building up the wall and I wonít come down

 

 

Verse III:

 

        G                        

The world is lookiní on; they just shake their heads and say

 

           C                                                                         G

ďThat wallís way to high!  You donít have to live that way!Ē

 

       C                                                      G        F#dim Em    Cm6/Eb

My answer is still the same, and it will never, ever cha - ange,

 

                      G                       A7            D7               G      

Because Iím building up the wall and I wonít come down