1. When Israel camped in Sinai, then Moses heard from God:
"This message tell my people, and give them this, my word:
From Egypt I was with you, and carried on my wing,
The whole of your great nation from slavery I did bring.
2. Just like a mother eagle, who helps her young to fly,
I am a mother to you, your needs will I supply;
And you are as my children, the ones who hear my voice,
I am a mother to you, the people of my choice."
3. If God is like an eagle who helps her young to fly,
And God is also Father, what then of you and I?
We have no fear of labels, we have no fear of roles--
If God's own being blends them, we seek the selfsame goals.
4. Our God is not a woman, our God is not a man;
Our God is both and neither, our God is I Who Am.
From all the roles that bind us our God has set us free.
What freedom does God give us? The freedom just to be.
|First Line:||When Israel camped in Sinai, then Moses heard from God:|
|Title:||Our God Is Like an Eagle|
|Author:||Laurence G. Bernier (1974)|
|Topic:||God the Inclusive|