UPLift poem: Give Me This Mountain

by J. Randal Matheny (c) 2012

Give me this mountain, I with sword in hand,
Give me this hill, for my inherited land;
Give me these slopes, this rocky crag on high,
Give me this mountain, ere I die.

This popped in my head on my way home from the mall, after eating a small bite for the evening.

The reference, of course, is to Caleb. OK, so it's KJV language. I grew up on it, and it still comes to mind at times.

I have a vague tune in mind for it, hence the change to four feet in the last line.

May this be your prayer as you meet the high challenges of life!

2 thoughts on “UPLift poem: Give Me This Mountain

  1. When I did a series on Bible mountains Caleb and Hebron was included. Great moment of history with great lessons!

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