Up To The Mountain.

Odd though it may be, I think our lives have soundtracks. Certain songs that seem to find their way into our life over the years. Mine range from Jewel to Les Miserables. One of my favorite ‘soundtrack’ songs is this one. It is Patty Griffin who sings it , but it is inspired by a speech from Martin Luther King, Jr. It finds its way onto my playlist several times a year.  So beautiful and it seems to swell into my most vulnerable moments. It is a song often sung between God and me. When it seems I can’t go on any further. When hope seems too distant….but then I go on again. Because He loves me & He asks me to. 


“Up To The Mountain (MLK Song)”


I went up to the mountain

Because you asked me to

Up over the clouds

To where the sky was blue

I could see all around me

Everywhere

I could see all around me

Everywhere

Sometimes I feel like

I’ve never been nothing but tired

And I’ll be walking

Till the day I expire

Sometimes I lay down

No more can I do

But then I go on again

Because you ask me to

Some days I look down

Afraid I will fall

And though the sun shines

I see nothing at all

Then I hear your sweet voice, oh

Oh, come and then go, come and then go

Telling me softly

You love me so

The peaceful valley

Just over the mountain

The peaceful valley

Few come to know

I may never get there

Ever in this lifetime

But sooner or later

It’s there I will go

Sooner or later

It’s there I will go 

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3 responses to “Up To The Mountain.

  1. Jen

    I love, love, love Patty Griffin, but I hadn't heard this song before. It is beautiful!And this line, it struck my heart: When hope seems too distant….but then I go on again. Because He loves me & He asks me to.

  2. Hey there…I just popped over from Jen's. I love that thought that our lives have soundtracks … nice to find your sweet blog.

  3. coming to visit from Jen's…beautiful song..telling me softly you love me so!nice to meet you:)xo

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