468. 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 (1980)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: God: Fatherhood, Motherhood of; God: Power and Majesty of; Year A: Proper 6
Tune Information
Composer: Jesse Seymour Irvine (1872)
Harmonizer: T. C. L. Pritchard (1929)
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harmonization © 1929, Oxford University press. From the SCOTTISH PSALTER, 1929

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