I just thought that the world should be aware of the ladies' name who wrote this song. Her name is Joan Hill (pronounced Jo-ann). I am her care-giver. Just today, she told me...
Once I stood at the foot of a great high mountain
That I wanted so much to climb
And on top of this mountain was a beautiful fountain
That flows with the water of life

I fell down on my knees at the foot of this mountain
I cried, "O Lord what must I do?
I want to climb this mountain, I want to drink from this fountain
That flows so clear in my view"

Then I heard a sweet voice from the top of this mountain
Saying, "Child put your hand in mine"
I started climbing slowly, "Watch your steps at the edges
And take one step at a time"

I started climbing upward taking one step at a time
The higher I got the harder I climbed

I'm still climbing upward and my journey's almost ended
I'm nearing the top and you ought to see the view
Oh the water flows freely, there's enough to make you free
So friend if you're thirsty climb this mountain with me

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    General CommentThe song is important and the lady who wrote it is Joan Hill of Haysi, Virginia. She wrote it in 1968 and told me of the events surrounding her song and showed me the manually type written copy her brother had typed for her. She has not been given credit all these years for her talent in writing this song.
    lcharlesaon April 09, 2013   Link

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