The care the eagle gives her young

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

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.

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

#590 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  based on Deuteronomy 32:11, R. Deane Postlewaite
   Tune:  Jessie S. Irvine; harmonized and adapted by David Grant,
                     The Northern Psalter, 1872

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