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Climb the Mountains

Lyrics by Mary Bracken Phillips (Based on Writings of John Muir)

Music by Craig Bohmler

From Mountain Days: the John Muir Musical


A one-page PDF Version of Climb the Mountains Lyrics with photographic background is also available. (off-site link)

Young John Muir:


     Climb the mountains
     Get the glad tidings
     Nature's peace will fill your soul
     Like sunlight to trees
     On a clear mountain breeze
     Wear sorrow away
     At least for today


     Climb the mountains
     See the wonder around you
     Hear the cry of a falcon in flight
     Lift your eyes to the sky
     Watch the clouds rolling by
     Your spirit will be
     Eternally free
 	

     See the leaves turnin' gold in autumn
     Go to dust as the day goes to night
     Proclaimin' along with the angels
     Death's no more than a door to the light
 		

     Climb the mountains
     To the dawn of Creation
     Hear the psalm of the billowing falls
     Meander through flowers
     And sunshine for hours
 	  	 

     Climb the mountains
     Get their glad tidings
     Leave the dark of the cold city streets
     Find a meadow to play in
     A forest to pray in
     Leave your civilized strife
     For a fountain  of life!



     Reprise:


Louie and full cast:

	
     Climb the mountains
     Get the glad tidings
     Nature's peace will fill your soul   
     Walk the woods, 
     Smell the air
     And the sorrow and care
     Of living will ease
     Blown away with the breeze


     Climb the mountains
     Get their glad tidings
     Learn to wander
     For hours and hours
     In the woods there is rest
     Where a man can be blest

     God has smiled
     On everything wild


     See the leaves turning gold in autumn
     Go to dust as the day goes to night
     Proclaiming along with the angels
     Death's no more than a door to the light


     Climb the mountains
     Get their glad tidings
     Learn to wander
     The rest of your days
     Find a meadow to play in
     A forest to pray in
     Leave your civilized strife
     For a fountain of life!



Lyrics © Mary Bracken Phillips 2000
Reprinted by permission.


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