76. The Care the Eagle Gives Her Young

1 The care the eagle gives her young,
safe in her lofty nest,
is like the tender love of God
for us made manifest.

2 As when the time to venture comes,
she stirs them out to flight,
so we are pressed to boldly try,
to strive for daring height.

3 And if we flutter helplessly,
as fledgling eagles fall,
beneath us lift God's mighty wings
to bear us, one and all.

Text Information
First Line: The care the eagle gives her young
Title: The Care the Eagle Gives Her Young
Author: R. Deane Postlethwaite (20th century)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Beyond All Name and Form: Grace and Love; Courage; Empowerment (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Jesse Seymour Irvine (1872)
Harmonizer: TCL Pritchard (1929)
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press

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