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Performer: Rev F C Barnes & Rev Janice Brown Words and music: Rev F C Barnes Rough Side of the Mountain A Oh Lord, you know I'm strivin', D A tryin' to make it through this barren land, A D but as I go from day to day, A D I can hear my Savior say, A E A "trust me child, come on and hold my hand." Chorus: A I'm comin' up on the rough side of the mountain, A I must hold to God, His powerful hand. A D I'm comin' up on the rough side of the mountain, A E A I'm doin' my best to make it in. A I'm comin' up Lord, Yes I’m coming up Lord D A although my burdens sometimeS they press me down, A D but if I can only keep this faith A D I'll have strength just to run this race; A E A I'm lookin', yes I’m lookin’ for my robe and crown. A This old race will be soon be over, D A there'll be no more race for me to run. A D And I will stand before God's throne, A D all my heartaches will be gone, A E A I'll hear my Savior say, child "welcome home".Home