Sing Down the Mountain by Anna Stange on Tuneful Tuesday

Today’s inspiring and uplifting edition is from member Anna Stange.

This came to me while backpacking on the Appalachian Trail.  I sang it over and over, so I would remember it when I got off the trail.  I don’t have the lead sheet with me, but I’m pretty sure this was written in 2009, while hiking to the CMN conference at Black Mountain, NC, after spending 6 months in South Africa.  The chorus came first, and just morphed into the words and melody of the old gospel song, Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho.  I hear harmony when I sing this song out loud or in my head.  I have “sung down” many mountains, both literally and figuratively.

To hear (and see) Anna sing , click here: IMG_4222

Chorus:

Sing down the mountain sing

Sing down the mountain sing

Sing down the mountain, (2x)

Sing down the mountain sing

Verses:

When Joshua fought the battle of Jericho,

He blew his horn both, loud and strong.

Had the people marching, ’round the town

‘Til those walls came tumbling down.

A Rainbow Nation cried in pain,

people tied in chains, earning worldwide shame,

‘Til those Freedom Fighters, independence gained

And those laws came tumbling down.

When that mountain looks insurmountable,

You’re feeling weak and small, no strength at all

Reach down deep inside us one and all,

And we’ll sing that mountain down.

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1 comment

  1. I love this song, Anna. I remember when you first sang it at the CMN conference after your fundraising hike. It’s just gorgeous. I also love the WAY you sing it — full out! xo

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