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Performer: Rev F C Barnes & Rev Janice Brown
Words and music: Rev F C Barnes

Rough Side of the Mountain

Oh Lord, you know I'm strivin',
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tryin' to make it through this barren land,
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but as I go from day to day,
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I can hear my Savior say,
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"trust me child, come on and hold my hand."

I'm comin' up on the rough side of the mountain,
I must hold to God, His powerful hand.
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I'm comin' up on the rough side of the mountain,
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I'm doin' my best to make it in.

I'm comin' up Lord, Yes I’m coming up Lord
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although my burdens sometimeS they press me down,
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but if I can only keep this faith
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I'll have strength just to run this race;
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I'm lookin', yes I’m lookin’ for my robe and crown.

This old race will be soon be over,
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there'll be no more race for me to run.
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And I will stand before God's throne,
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all my heartaches will be gone,
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I'll hear my Savior say, child "welcome home".