An eagle is soaring and turning and diving;
It stretches its wings to the currents of air.
It gracefully moves without effort or striving;
The updrafts will carry its flight anywhere.
How hard, Lord, we struggle and work for your blessing;
May we see your grace in the eagle above.
For you will renew us when we wait and listen,
And you will uphold us in strength and in love.
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has been a pastor in rural, small town, suburban, and city churches; she has also served as a hospice chaplain, a hospital chaplain, and a school bus aide helping children with special needs. She and her husband Bruce are pastors of the First Presbyterian Union Church in Owego, NY.
Carolyn is a gifted hymn writer who has written over 400 hymns. These hymns have been sung by congregations throughout the United States and around the world — from the Washington National Cathedral to St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland to St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa to small town churches and small household congregations; they have also been sung at national church and international ecumenical meetin… Go to person page >
Display Title: An Eagle is SoaringFirst Line: An eagle is soaring and turning and divingTune Title: ASH GROVEAuthor: Carolyn Winfrey GilletteMeter: 18.104.22.168.6.11 DScripture: Isaiah 40:30-31Date: 2009Subject: Grace of God | ; Wholeness and Healing, Service of |