Sunday, July 28, 2013

Song for Sunday: On Eagle's Wings

My mother's birthday is coming up this week. She would have been 73. Both of my parents died far too young. When my father died of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) back in 1995, the church soloist sang this song at his funeral. My mother decided to have the last line of the chorus engraved on his/their tombstone. So, in memory of my parents, today's Song for Sunday:

On Eagle's Wing


You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, "My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust."

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.


The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
And famine will bring you no fear;
Under His Wings your refuge,
His faithfulness your shield.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.

You need not fear the terror of the night,
Nor the arrow that flies by day,
Though thousands fall about you,
Near you it shall not come.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.



to His angels He's given a command,
To guard you in all of your ways,
Upon their hands they will bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.









Do you have a song that you use to remember someone?

6 comments:

  1. I am so sorry you lost your parents while they were so young. What a beautiful song. May it bring you comfort and peace knowing they are with their Lord. I hope you enjoy many happy memories this week.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. It is a beautiful song.

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  2. Sorry about your parents. I have always loved this song.

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  3. Hi Melinda, Thank you for sharing such a beautiful song with us. I am so sorry about your parents. My father, who's been gone for 25 years now, died way too young as well. My mother passed away when she was only 76. Not a day goes by that I don't think of them and they are forever alive in my heart.

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  4. I am very sorry about your parents, too. It's amazing how they stay with us.

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