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Fallen Mountains

Fallen Mountains (Mark 11:23-24)

How many times have I seen you fall
Down upon your knees
With another mountain before you
There you call out to me
When it’s all too much to take
So tired and so worn
You could no longer go on
You pray
Quietly you pray
And I listen
I will always shelter you
Always keep you safe
I will give you peace
I will let you rest
And once again I will show you
Back along your path
All your fallen mountains
Your faith has thrown into the sea
And all those you couldn’t climb
That stood once tall within your path
They are all now fallen mountains
Once you placed your trust in me
Now rest once more my child
And in the morning we shall rise
Then you will call upon this mountain
To join the fallen ones of the sea

Mark 11:23-24

Mark 11:23-24

Mountains Will Fall

Mountains Will Fall

When all before
On the path you walk
Seems to grow and grow
And there the shadows loom large

And  there you fall upon your knees
At the foot of the highest mountain
Where’s your strength
Or your will to carry on

Sing His name
And see
Sing His name out loud
And watch

As His name echoes to the Heavens
Watch the mountain fall

From a whisper to a shout
Or a murmur to a scream
When His name leaves your lips
The mountain before will fall

The name of Jesus
His glorious name

So, sing His name
And see
Sing His name out loud
And watch

As His name echoes to the Heavens
Watch the mountain fall

Fallen Giants

Fallen Giants (Isaiah 25:9)

As I walk towards the mountain
That stands tall within my path
Casting dark shadows upon my soul
I take this moment to look around
To see behind me the mountains
That we have already conquered
For You are my Lord
And I have trusted in You
And together we defeated those giants
So now I look to You
For You are my Lord
Now I trust in You
And rejoice in my salvation
So now I face the mountain
With my head held high
And with every step I take
I will praise Your name
Until I stand upon the top
Of another fallen giant
And proclaim once more Your victory

Isaiah 25:9

Isaiah 25:9

In The Echoes

In The Echoes (Isaiah 54:10)

Here we stand together still
Now rest here for a while
As I watch over you

Don’t be afraid as the mountains are shaken
By the echoes of thunder from the distance
Stay still my child for I am here

I won’t let you be shaken by the trial ahead
For peace I give that will never be removed
And my love for you will never fail

(Part 4 of 7)

Isaiah 54:10

Isaiah 54:10

At The Mountain

At The Mountain (Proverbs 16:9)

My walk through the tides
Has brought me before the mountains
Here stone sentinels stand on every side
Beyond I know the green fields wait
But tonight I cannot take another step

At the foot of the mountain
Here I fall down to my knees
Worn, weak, broken and lost
While before the way is hidden
This doubt within blinds my sight

I feel You here beside me now
Holding on to me as I face the giants
Lord find me a way to the pastures beyond
Lead me Lord and establish my steps
To the fields of new life that lie in wait

(Part 3 of 7)

Proverbs 16:9

Proverbs 16:9

Journey Through The Mountains

JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS

Oh Lord
Stand me in the palm of Your hand
And lift me high above the clouds
To place me upon the top of this mountain
So I can stamp down upon this giant
Then watch it crumble beneath my feet
But I can’t take another step
My heart is losing it’s beat
I’m beaten by the journey
I’m tired
No longer do I have strength to fight
My grip to hold is failing
All I have left are my falling tears
Yet within my faith keeps beating
For tonight I feel Your breath
So I’ll rest against You just for now
Until I can rise again
For with You nothing is impossible
So tomorrow We will conquer
Together We will start the climb
Then I will stand upon the ruins
Of another crumbled mountain
Where I’ll sing so the world can hear
My worship unto Your name

I came upon a mountain
For which I had no strength to climb
I slipped and then I stumbled
Until I lay in tears upon the ground
But there I found my rest
Shelter under the shadow of Your wings
You heard my silent cries
You wiped away tears
I stayed a while
Laying still in peace You gave
You eased my worry
You renewed my strength
Until it was time to try again
Now I’ve taken steps upon this giant
Though it may take to time to climb
Yet I feel it tremble beneath my every step
Together we will shake it to it’s foundations

Until it crumbles beneath my feet
Then I raise my hands and sing my praise
In thanks for the rest You gave

Am I back before the mountain
Staring out upon the rock
Been here before
So many times
Lost
Alone
Afraid
But this time it’s different
There’s an inner strength inside
I hear You calling out to me….

“It’s just a rock before you
I could move it you wish
But this time you have the strength
I’ve placed inside
You can conquer this again
I’m waiting here at the summit
My hand is there for you
Just reach out
I’ll help you to the top
And here I’ll show everything
Just hold my hand
And take it
One step at a time”

I feel Your hands reaching
Holding out for me to take
I’ll hold on tight
And take each step
Just one at a time
Until I finally conquer
This mountain

This season has been so long
Endless months of long dark nights
And shorter days in which to live
Almost a year has passed since I fell
Upon my knees with my face to the ground
Before the mountain my heart couldn’t climb
I cried to your Father
In my pain and my need
For the strength to climb above
The giant the stood within my path
Now here I stand
Finally upon the crown
Where the mountain reaches out to heaven
My soul is soaked by the waters
Which from heaven fell
To feed a heart in need of hope
To give strength to a weary being
To take each step as the long nights passed
Now from the pinnacle I look out over the horizon
From here I see the fields of the valley
Where the spring now begins
New life springs from between the endless green
How could I doubt I would ever conquer
When the battle was won when You overcame death
So I could live to sing my song
Now these scars are healed
The torn flesh is no more
My tears are erased with the new risen sun

So here I start the walk into this new season
As now my winter on the mountain is finally over

NOTE:
This is four different poems, written at different times over the last twelve months, all on the same theme.  The first of which I remember writing, at about 1.30am one Saturday morning, I couldn’t sleep and at the time I was deep in despair, so much so that many night I actually prayed not to wake in the morning, thank fully that journey and the winter on the mountains is over.

Winter On The Mountain

WINTER ON THE MOUNTAIN

This season has been so long
Endless months of long dark nights
And shorter days in which to live
Almost a year has passed since I fell
Upon my knees with my face to the ground
Before the mountain my heart couldn’t climb
I cried to your Father
In my pain and my need
For the strength to climb above
The giant the stood within my path
Now here I stand
Finally upon the crown
Where the mountain reaches out to heaven
My soul is soaked by the waters
Which from heaven fell
To feed a heart in need of hope
To give strength to a weary being
To take each step as the long nights passed
Now from the pinnacle I look out over the horizon
From here I see the fields of the valley
Where the spring now begins
New life springs from between the endless green
How could I doubt I would ever conquer
When the battle was won when You overcame death
So I could live to sing my song
Now these scars are healed
The torn flesh is no more
My tears are erased with the new risen sun

So here I start the walk into this new season
As now my winter on the mountain is finally over

Time To Climb

TIME TO CLIMB

What do you see?
Standing there before you?
Standing tall
A granite sentinel
Daunting
Frightening
Overpowering
Don’t be afraid
This mountain cannot conquer
You will not be beaten

Look out to the ocean
Tell me what you see?
The tips of past mountains
Breaking the shimmer of the sea
There lie all those sentinels
That once stood upon your path
Your faith has already commanded
To fall into the sea
There they lie
Eroding
Breaking
Sinking
Beneath the waves

A power
Your strength
Faith
Can move this mountain
Defeat this giant
Throw it out into the ocean
Yet maybe this time
It’s time to climb this mountain
To stand upon the peak
This climb won’t be easy
The scars will be there for all to see
Yet I know you can make it

Remember all the heroes
From the words of the Good Book
Those who made it up the mountain
Encountered the Father right there
In way like none before
Upon that peak their lives were transformed
So climb my child, climb
It’s time to stand upon this mountain
So the world can see you shine

Mountains, Part 3

Mountains, Part 3

Am I back before the mountain
Staring out upon the rock
Been here before
So many times
Lost
Alone
Afraid
But this time it’s different
There’s an inner strength inside
I hear You calling out to me….

“It’s just a rock before you
I could move it you wish
But this time you have the strength
I’ve placed inside
You can conquer this again
I’m waiting here at the summit
My hand is there for you
Just reach out
I’ll help you to the top
And here I’ll show everything
Just hold my hand
And take it
One step at a time”

I feel Your hands reaching
Holding out for me to take
I’ll hold on tight
And take each step
Just one at a time
Until I finally conquer
This mountain

To put this one into context, when I was struggling with depression last November, one night when I just couldn’t sleep I wrote the following poem, about how I felt I had nothing left to climb the mountain before me.

 Mountains

Oh Lord
Stand me in the palm of Your hand
And lift me high above the clouds
To place me upon the top of this mountain
So I can stamp down upon this giant
Then watch it crumble beneath my feet
But I can’t take another step
My heart is losing it’s beat
I’m beaten by the journey
I’m tired
No longer do I have strength to fight
My grip to hold is failing
All I have left are my falling tears
Yet within my faith keeps beating
For tonight I feel Your breath
So I’ll rest against You just for now
Until I can rise again
For with You nothing is impossible
So tomorrow We will conquer
Together We will start the climb
Then I will stand upon the ruins
Of another crumbled mountain
Where I’ll sing so the world can hear
My worship unto Your name

Then when I felt I was getting over the depression and being to feel normal once more, I wrote a response to Mountains.

Return To The Mountain

I came upon a mountain
For which I had no strength to climb
I slipped and then I stumbled
Until I lay in tears upon the ground
But there I found my rest
Shelter under the shadow of Your wings
You heard my silent cries
You wiped away tears
I stayed a while
Laying still in peace You gave
You eased my worry
You renewed my strength
Until it was time to try again
Now I’ve taken steps upon this giant
Though it may take to time to climb
Yet I feel it tremble beneath my every step
Together we will shake it to it’s foundations

Until it crumbles beneath my feet
Then I raise my hands and sing my praise
In thanks for the rest You gave

As I’ve stated a few times in the last week, I feel I’m facing another fall of some kind, another mountain to face, so over the last couple of days I had these mountain poems in my head, but then I felt I was receiving answer to my prayer, I have the strength this time to conquer this mountain, even if I have to face it, I can climb it.

Nothing Can Separate

NOTHING CAN SEPARATE

I walked in the fire
Twisting flames rising
I felt the heat
Yet there You were
Dancing beside me
There among the flames
Until the fire died
Left untouched

Nothing can separate me
From Your love

I slipped beneath the waters
As waves crashed all around
Struggling amidst the storm
Yet You stood on the horizon
Like the rising sun
At the sight of Your face
The storm was still
And I rose above the tide

Nothing can separate me
From Your love

I came upon a mountain
One I couldn’t move
Far too high to climb
Yet You were there beside me
Your arm upon my shoulder
At Your command
The mountain moved
For us to walk on by

Nothing can separate me
From Your love

In every battle, You go before
In every fight, You stand beside
In the darkness, You are the light
In the storm, Your wings are shelter
My every tear, You catch them all
My every prayer, You are the answer
Nothing will every separate me
From Your love