On Eagle's Wings - Michael Joncas

My presentation of a popular hymn sung at Masses, weddings and funerals. This recording was made at a funeral at St. Matthew's Church where I was cantor.

On Eagle's Wings
by Michael Joncas

1. 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!"

Refrain:
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.

2. 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

Author: Michael Joncas. © 1979, OCP Publications.
Soloist: Richard Schletty.