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Keep On Climbing (Mike's Song)
Lyrics: Roy Harris
Music and Vocal: James Ryce  

Well I heard the news today
Now all we can do is pray
Cause I feel like the world started caving in
We can’t walk that mile in your shoes
But you know we would if we could choose
All we can do is be here as your friend  

God has a plan for everyone
It’s a battle that can be won
Remember He is right there beside you
Keep smiling and look for the sun
Cause after all is said and done
God is with you and it will come shining through  

Chorus
Keep on climbing up that mountain
Keep the faith and never stop
We will all shout Hallelujah
When you safely reach the top
We are part of God’s Kingdom
And your life we want to share
Just like God we all love you
And like Him we all care  

Now and then someone comes along
And makes a difference with a song
We’re glad to be a part of your family
We will laugh and cry with you
Together we'll see this through
There ain’t no place that we would rather be  

Keep on climbing up that mountain
Keep the faith and never stop
We will all shout Hallelujah
When you safely reach the top
We are part of God’s Kingdom
And your life we want to share
Just like God we all love you
And like Him we all care  

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Just like God we all love you
And like Him we all care  

A very special Merry Christmas to you Mike, and your family, from Roy, James and the rest of the forum.     


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  AMEN!

   Great job on this Roy and James.

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Words cannot express my deepest appreciation for what you have done.  Thank you to all who had a hand in this.

-Mike

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It was our pleasure Mike.  I would also like to thank James for taking the time to do this on such a short notice.  We did want to get it to you for Christmas.  A couple of years ago you presented me with a Christmas present in the form of a video on One Way Ticket.  I thought it was time to return the favor, and thanks to James for making this possible.  You know I got to thinking this mp3 traveled from Canada, to Texas and then to Australia and ended up in Oregon.  The internet highway makes all this possible.  And also a special thanks to Sara for keeping us stoked to get this done.  Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.   

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Mike ... Indeed my pleasure to help out with this.  Now if you were wondering how come you hadn't gotten an update on your song I have been helping you with ... wonder no more :).

Roy, you are right.  The internet has made all this music stuff travel the world in the blink of an eye.  It is a wonderous thing.  I hope I did justice to your great set of lyrics and I enjoyed working on it with you.

Dennis, thank you very much!

And as Roy said, thanks to Sara (Sam) for starting the fire on this one.  She gave me a gentle reminder that I had agreed to take a shot at the music for this with Roy a short while ago, and it slipped my mind.

As I sit here right now watching "A Christmas Carol" with Alastair Sim (my favorite, and even though I have it on DVD, I still watch it on the tv every year) I am reminded that the best things in life is what you do for others.

James.

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Wow! Very nice writing, Roy and James.:):)

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Mike, these are Roys beautiful words, but they definitely say how I feel too. 

Roy and James, this joint effort by the two of you has turned out one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard and I deeply appreciate you guys including me while it was in the making.   

Mike, once these two made up their minds that this was going to be done for you by Christmas there was no stopping them!!!  It was full speed ahead until it was completed and posted, but it was a labor of love for both of them.  Merry Christmas!

Last edited on Thu Dec 25th, 2008 11:18 pm by SundownSam

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Roy,James,

Just beautiful .

Art

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Whenever I start getting frustrated with where our society is headed I can turn to TSF and have my faith in mankind refueled and refreshed! Great job guys and Mike, His light shines on you my friend! Merry Christmas to all

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Well done Roy & James. What a beautiful Christmas present. :)

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VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!  Thank you for doing this Roy and James!!

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I came back for another listen on this one, things were kinda harem-scarem on Christmas Eve when it was posted and it was late when I finally got to hear it, so I came back for a second helping!  Of course, it's just as beautiful this time as it was that time!!! A really great job on this Roy and James!  

While I'm here I was wondering if I could make a request where this one is concerned!  Since it's Mike's song.... and since it says so much about how all of us feel....I was wondering, Roy and James, if it would be ok to get Owen to move it to Country Lyrics so it won't get hidden away in the open mic archives.  It's a very comforting song for several of us right now and I think it might possibly become comforting for others as time passes by (such as newcomers, etc.) if it's put where it can be viewed more easily.  Of course, this is just a request on my part...I'm sure it will need to be run past Roy and James for approval before doing so....just thought I'd mention it.   

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I think Owen is already ahead of you on this.  When he posted the song in Open Mic he said he would move it to a more appropriate place after this week's Open Mic so that it wouldn't get buried in the Archives.

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Thanks, Roy, I'm really glad to hear that! 

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Well said, well done.

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Great job, Roy and James! Nicely done. That is a beautiful song.

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Thanks to everyone for all their nice comments and thanks to Owen for moving this to the Gospel section and flagging it so others that come along may drop by and listen to it.

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Absolutely beautiful..nice Roy & James

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Guys, just so you know, I've always had a hard time accepting praise or kudos from others.  I embarrass real easy.  So don't think what you have done has gone unnoticed because it hasn't.  I will treasure it always.

-Mike

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Good time to pop this one back up on the homepage.

Last edited on Tue Jan 13th, 2009 06:49 pm by Dennis Railey

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Hey guys this is awesome.  A great tribute to a great guy. 

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Really loved the song.


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