Jenny Anne Mannan

American Songstress

Climb Up Sunshine Mountain

10th November 2011

My husband’s mom sings a song to all of my babies. I’m sure she sang it to her kids when they were babies too, because they all seem to know it. I’m willing to bet its origin is somewhat obscure, like many mountain hymns, but come to think of it, I’ve never asked her about it. I’ll do that next time I see her.

Climb, climb up sunshine mountain,

Heavenly faces glow

Climb, climb up sunshine mountain

Sumthin sumthin sumthin sumthin know…(I didn’t hear it when I was a baby, alright? It’s not deeply embedded in my subconscious. Oh wait, here’s Caleb. I’ll ask him how it goes.)

Hang on, I have to start over. (Clears throat.)

Climb, climb up sunshine mountain,

Heavenly breezes blow,

Climb, climb up sunshine mountain,

Faces all aglow

Turn, turn from sin and doubting,

Look to God on high,

Climb, climb up sunshine mountain,

You and I



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