Mountain

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lyrics

Mountain

Brothers and sisters, we are climbing a mountain
We can't return to the homes we've left behind
And when a fear comes to throw you down that mountain
You must be merciless and cast it from your mind

I once lived a life down in a sightless valley
We knew no harm and of danger unconcerned
We had our flocks and we tended our gardens
Until the day when all our homes were burned

Then we did weep and lamented our losses
Then we did cry and trembled in our fear
But came a time when our faces hardened
And then our eyes turned away from our tears

We found a road that leads out of this valley
The way is steep and makes its harsh demands
And so we turned ourselves away from old disaster
And with great awe and wonder our ascent began

Brothers and sisters, we are climbing a mountain
We can't return to the homes we've left behind
And when a fear comes to throw you down that mountain
You must be merciless and cast it from your mind

Now every step of the way is unfamiliar
So as we climb we inquire and explore
Our needs are great and our learning so little
So with each move we pray the Lord for more

The way is hard and the wind shrieks around us
And we, like soldiers, marching as to war
By my eyes are open like a child's
Cuz I can see things I've never seen before

And we are finding our way upon the mountain
Countless miles we have traveled since the start
And it's our prayers and our listening and longing
That make us feel this mountain beating like a heart

Brothers and sisters, we are climbing a mountain
We can't return to the homes we've left behind
And when a fear comes to throw you down that mountain
You must be merciless and cast it from your mind

Now as we walk we can hear the mountain singing
She tells a story from far beneath the ground
And when we hear it the wilderness around us
Is filled with light at that ancient sound

And now this mountain has become to us our joy
We journey onward into her great unknown
And with each step she is singing us her anthem
We find our names written in her very stones

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from Songs of Deliverance, released October 13, 2013

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