From the recording Journey On
This song is about "confidence". Our confidence comes from knowing who we are and whose we are.
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror, I can take the next thing that comes along”… You must do the thing you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
That quote is the specific inspiration for the last verse.
Words and music by Richard Hill
Long as you are out here in the weather
Wondering where the path went in this dale
Pause for just a moment and consider
What the world around you has to tell.
Not every bird will fly south in the winter
Some will find a home in snowy cold.
Home is where you find the things that matter.
You choose the path to your own home…journey on…
Ev’ry flower blossoms with distinction
Ev’ry blossom has a purpose in the field.
Ev’ry plant a gift to the creation
Ev’ry gift longs to be revealed.
Gardens filled with flowers wild or cultured
Flourishing where’re they hit the ground
Roots reaching deep, blossoms sunward
You choose to blossom where you’re sown…journey on…
Every moment, every motion
Every thought and every word
Holds the seeds of two tomorrows
Which will you leave on earth?
If you stand in fear before the mountain
If you freeze in terror on the path
Your breath is gone and your heart a-thundered, pounding
Destiny a harsh and angry blast.
Ev’ry hill that’s conquered helps you climb the higher mountain
Ev’ry terror faced helps you dare the great unknown
Courage triumphs over fear and moves the fearful forward
You choose the path you triumph on…journey on…