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The wings of a dove

Had I the pinions of a dove

Author: Caroline L. Goodenough
Tune: [Had I the pinions of a dove]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Had I the pinions of a dove,
How would I fly away,
To realms of light and joy and love,
In portals of the day!

Refrain
O give me the wings of a dove,
To fly and be at rest,
To seek the bliss of Heav’n above
Which those who find are blest.

2. Tho’ thru this weary world I tread,
At morn, to God my friend,
At noon, and e’er I seek my bed,
My prayer shall still ascend. [Refrain]

3. O cast thy burden on the Lord,
Whose goodness doth sustain;
The tender mercies of thy God
Shall ease thy load of pain. [Refrain]

4. So thou unmoved shalt pass along,
Thru life’s short fleeting day,
And carry in thy heart a song,
Until the sunset ray. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7494

Author: Caroline L. Goodenough

Copyright records indicate Goodenough was living in Rochester, Massachusetts, in 1931. Her works include: High Lights on Hymn­ists and Their Hymns, 1931 --www.hymntime.com  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Had I the pinions of a dove
Title: The wings of a dove
Author: Caroline L. Goodenough
Refrain First Line: O give me the wings of a dove

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The Cyber Hymnal #7494
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The Cyber Hymnal #7494

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