Like the eagle, upward, onward

Representative Text

1 Like the eagle, upward, onward,
Let my soul in faith be borne:
Calmly gazing, skyward, sunward,
Let my eye unshrinking turn!

2 Where the cross, God's love revealing,
Sets the fettered spirit free,
Where it sheds its wondrous healing,
There, my soul, thy rest shall be!

3 Oh, may I no longer, dreaming;
Idly waste my golden day,
But, each precious hour redeeming,
Upward, upward, press my way!


Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #459

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like the eagle, upward, onward
Author: Horatius Bonar
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Like the eagle, upward, onward. Pt. of "Shall this life of mine [ours] be wasted," p. 161, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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