Eagles’ Wings


Where eagles’ wings lift to that place beyond fear
and where God’s still clear calm protects all from harm
and where God walks with all year by longing year;
it’s there that God’s perfect love casts out our fear.

Where eagles’ wings rise to that place beyond hate
and where God’s close embrace is God’s gift of grace
and where in our loved ones God chooses to meet;
it’s there that God’s perfect love casts out our fear.

When eagles’ wings tempt us to cut our love short,
But no! Feed and help grow all those who’re in need;
For all are your sisters, your brothers, we’re taught,
it’s there that God’s perfect love casts out our fear.

So eagles’ wings soar to that place where we view
the endless bright new scan of worlds in God’s plan
whose Maker our Saviour is adored anew;
it’s there that God’s perfect love casts out our fear.

Ted Witham 2014

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wedge tailed eagle

Grace [Jingle Bells Version]


Grace (“Jingle Bells” Version)

God, yòu give living things
to eàt, and give us life,
give wìsdom as we sing
fìtting respect to bring.

On lìving things we feed,
they gìve themselves for all.
As they fulfil our needs
make gìving back our call.

Thank you, God! Thank you, God!
Food brings us new life!
Taste and eat! Appreciate
the life shared with us now. Hey! (Repeat):

In lìfe we feed on you
your Brèad and Wine our stay;
as yòu reveal your Way,
you màke us always new.

‘Eat whàt’s set before you,’
Sàint Francis did advise;
Nurturing God, for you
our thanks and praise arise.

Chorus

–          Ted Witham tssf, September 2013

Grace [Laude Domini version]


Grace (“Laudes Domini” version – AHB 217)
God, you give living things
to eat, and give us life,
to eat, and give us life,
give wisdom as we sing
fitting respect to bring.
fitting respect to bring.

On living things we feed,
they give themselves for all.
they give themselves for all.
As they fulfil our needs
make giving back our call.
make giving back our call.

In life we feed on you
your Bread and Wine our stay;
your Bread and Wine our stay;
as you reveal your Way,
you make us always new.
you make us always new.

‘Eat what’s set before you,’
Saint Francis did advise;
Saint Francis did advise;
Nurturing God for you
our thanks and praise arise.
our thanks and praise arise.

–    Ted Witham tssf, September 2013

Grace [Quam Dilecta version]


Grace (“Quam Dilecta” version
English Hymnal 508) )

God, you give living things
to eat, and give us life,
give wisdom as we sing
fitting respect to bring.

On living things we feed,
they give themselves for all.
As they fulfil our needs
make giving back our call.

In life we feed on you
your Bread and Wine our stay;
as you reveal your Way,
you make us always new.

‘Eat what’s set before you,’
Saint Francis did advise;
Nurturing God for you
our thanks and praise arise.

– Ted Witham tssf, September 2013