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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





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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