Climbing Up Zion's Hill

I'm trying to climb up Zion's hill

Author: John G. Chafee
Tune: [I'm trying to climb up Zion's hill]
Published in 39 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’m trying to climb up Zion’s hill,
For the Savior whispers, “Love Me”;
Tho’ all beneath is dark as death,
Yet the stars are bright above me.
Then upward still, to Zion’s hill,
To the land of joy and beauty;
My path before shines more and more,
As it nears the golden city.

I’m climbing up Zion’s hill,
I’m climbing up Zion’s hill,
Climbing, climbing,
Climbing up Zion’s hill.

2 I know I’m but a little child,
My strength will not protect me;
But then I am the Savior’s lamb,
And He will not neglect me.
Then all the time I’ll try to climb
This holy hill of Zion;
For I am sure the way is pure,
And on it comes “no lion.” [Refrain]

3 Then come with me, we’ll upward go,
And climb this hill together;
And as we walk, we’ll sweetly talk,
And sing as we go thither.
Then mount up still God’s holy hill,
Till we reach the pearly portals;
Where raptured tongues proclaim the songs
Of the shining robed immortals. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14407

Author: John G. Chafee

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Text Information

First Line: I'm trying to climb up Zion's hill
Title: Climbing Up Zion's Hill
Author: John G. Chafee
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm climbing up Zion's hill
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14407
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The Cyber Hymnal #14407

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