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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Climbing Up the Ladder

Representative Text

1 Climbing up the ladder, what do I see?
People all around the world that seem a lot like me
Needing food and water, jobs to build a nest
Someone to love, a chance to be their best

2 Climbing down the ladder, what do I do?
Work so all the things I need are there for others too
Jobs to earn a living, food and water pure
Freedom from fear, a future that's secure.


Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #14

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: Climbing up the ladder, what do I see?
Title: Climbing Up the Ladder
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "Holy, Holy, Holy")
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

NICAEA (Dykes)

The tune NICAEA is named after the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) at which church leaders began to formulate the doctrine of the Trinity to oppose the heresies of Arius. NICAEA is one of the finest tunes composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147) and the only one of his many tunes that resembles the style of…

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