Friday, June 22, 2007


This particular song has been on repeat for the past couple of days. I am currently planning to speak tonight at a fellowship group. I was asked to speak on Hebrews 11, one of my favorite passages in scripture. I believe this song has some powerful resemblance to the text, I believe that the civil rights movement (referencing the MLK piece in the title and the meaning within the song) has a heavy parallel to what faith is and what it means to live. Maybe I'll explain it better tonight and more on here when I have time. But if you could take a listen, this song is located on myspace:

"Up To The Mountain (MLK Song)" By Patty Griffin

I went up to the mountain
Because you asked me to
Up over the clouds
To where the sky was blue
I could see all around me
I could see all around me

Sometimes I feel like
I've never been nothing but tired
And I'll be walking
Till the day I expire
Sometimes I lay down
No more can I do
But then I go on again
Because you ask me to

Some days I look down
Afraid I will fall
And though the sun shines
I see nothing at all
Then I hear your sweet voice, oh
Oh, come and then go, come and then go
Telling me softly
You love me so

The peaceful valley
Just over the mountain
The peaceful valley
Few come to know
I may never get there
Ever in this lifetime
But sooner or later
It's there I will go
Sooner or later
It's there I will go

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