Something great is calling me,
it’s calling out for me to stop;
to cease the base and worthless things
and join its climb up to the top.
Inside I hear a noble voice
that bids me “Come and scale the wall!”
to leave aside the simple things,
the charge to heed a higher call.
And all those base and foolish things,
that act as a deterring weight,
denied they’re made of worthless stuff
and plead with me to hesitate.
They say “We offer rest and peace!”
“Delay, delay and take your ease!”
But the Higher call spoke louder still,
“Here lies your destiny to seize!”
And caught between the higher call
And that with no intrinsic worth,
I sought the higher foothold there
To rise up higher from the earth.
And as I climbed with every inch,
I wished to go up higher still,
And took the next step and the next,
And day by day, went up the hill.
And down below the clouds I saw,
The baser things sought to detain,
The other travelers resting there
and distract them from the high terrain.
Then I called out, “Come up! Come up!”
“Do not give in to rest and ease!”
“For there are wondrous sights to see
And you’ll possess dominion’s keys!”
And climbing still up to the top
To this day one great fact, I find;
that God reveals the hidden truths
When we leave base things far behind.