In the 1890’s an English Professor wrote words that he intended to be a poem when he was inspired by the view from a mountain in Colorado.  That poem became lyrics to a song that most school children still sing today.  The tune it is sung to was written by an organist in the 1920’s. The song didn’t come together until 1972.  Here is the story.

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