Scripture Verse

Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths. Isaiah 2:3

Introduction

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William A. Ogden
(1841–1897)

Words: Vic­tor­ia E. Keith, in Glad Tid­ings, by Will­iam L. Ma­son (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1899), page 33.

Music: Col­lege Sta­tion Will­iam A. Og­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Keith (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Og­den, would you ?

Lyrics

I’m climbing Zion’s mountain,
With Jesus as my guide,
I’ll reach the cleansing fountain—
The precious crimson tide.

Refrain

I’m onward, upward climbing
Mount Zion’s rugged side;
I’ll reach the land immortal
And there in joy abide.

Earth’s storms are all below me—
Her floods can reach me not;
Close to the Rock of Ages
I’ll find a sheltered spot.

Refrain

Ne’er was a friend so faithful,
And ne’er a guide so true;
I will to Him be loyal
The whole long journey through.

Refrain