Men to Match my Mountains

This song was written by American composer, youth minister and camp director Sonny Salsbury, and first published in 1968.

Today, copyright is administered by Californian company Songs And Creations, Inc run by Yohann Anderson.

The chorus, at least, appears to be patterned after a poem by American librarian Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911) "The Coming American":  Bring me men to match my mountains / Bring me men to match my plains / Men with empires in their purpose / And new eras in their brains.

It is quoted as a song remembered from childhood, in the annual magazine of a farming association in 1981 - ref.



The following three stanzas are all of the lyrics that have been located - if you know of a source for the rest, or have any information about whether any of these is a chorus, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of this page.
God has made this mighty land,
The mountains wild and free,
And they are filled with lessons
That he meant for you and me.

Give me men to match my mountains,
men to stand tall, brave and strong.
Give me men to match my mountains
And face life with a song!

Mountains stand against the storm,
Through winter, spring and fall;
And there are storms that we must face.
Can't you hear God call:.


  1. Middle paragraph is chorus. Last line of second verse ends in "call" to rhyme with "fall"