Have I Not Commanded You
Be Strong and Courageous

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous!" are the words God spoke to Joshua as he prepared to lead the Hebrews into the Promised Land. 

God said that He would be with Joshua, just as He had been with Moses.

This song is cheerful and strong-sounding; the piano accompaniment will require a bit of skill, but if necessary, a simple chord accompaniment can be made with one of the lead sheets.

Joshua 1:9 from the Bible:

Please scroll down the page for the sheet music PDF links.

Here is an iPhone video to allow you hear what this music sounds like:


"F" is my favorite key to play this song in.

Here is a closeup look at the top of that page:

A closeup look at

Here it is in the key of G - easier for a guitar player to play along with!

Have I Not Commended You - a song about the Lord encouraging Joshua

And a closeup view of the BOTTOM of the page:

A closeup look at the sheet music for

Here are a couple of lead sheets, in the same keys as above:

Lead sheets

As you can see, just three chords are needed for this easy-to-sing song.

Here are the lyrics in a block of text, including permission from the creator of  SingTheBibleStory.com to copy, paste, and use in your church or meeting on an overhead projector, computer, bulletin, or the like:

Have I not commanded you, be strong and courageous?

Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, 

For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go!

Joshua, Joshua, Joshua, Joshua, chapter one verse nine.


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The links to the piano accompaniment music:


Download Have I Not Commanded You in the key of F, for voice and piano


Download sheet music for the Joshua 1:9 song in the key of G



The links to the lead sheets:


Download lead sheet for the key of F


Download lead in the key of G






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