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 waters of life
I fell down on my knees at the foot of this mountain
I cried, "Oh 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 step 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