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24 April 2010

On Eagle's Wings (Michael Joncas)

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. (Refrain)

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. (Refrain)

For 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. (Refrain)

Paraphrase of Psalm 91
Composer: Jan Michael Joncas (1979).

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1 comment:

  1. Please–
    include the inclusive language version, which helps all of us go deeper in our spiritual lives.