This song is uplifting and fun. I have amazing memories of dancing with Jordan in the back of Elkins Auditorium while a band played this song, and every time I hear it I can’t help but smile. 

Let us start the ascension,

Let’s begin the climb,

Up this holy mountain

Where your glory shines!

Further up,

Further in,

Just to be with you again.

Let us start the ascension.


Were fixing our eyes on glory and fire.

Your name is branded on our hearts.

You are the source of all we desire.

Nothing can hold us back;

We’re running to where you are.

This is a simple tune about the one thing we all desire: to be one with God. As humans, that is our basic desire. Some people try to cover it by chasing other things, but at the end of the day, we all just want to be back with the one who made us. How amazing that our one desire in life has already been given to us by the sacrifice of Jesus! 

We can celebrate knowing that our fate is secure. We can celebrate knowing that we are fully known and fully loved. And we can celebrate by running up the holy mountain to be closer to God!