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