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Swift As An Eagle's Flight

Swift as an eagle’s flight

Author: William H. Grosser
Tune: CARINTHIA
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Swift as an eagle’s flight,
When hastening to his prey,
So, Father, in Thy sight,
Our moments pass away;
Yet not too swift their course shall be,
If they but bear us, Lord, to Thee.

2 As morning mists, that fly
The footsteps of the light;
As evening clouds, that die
Beneath the touch of night:
So fly our years—Lord, let them be
As friends, to lead us home to Thee!

3 Thy mercies past we sing,
The praise is Thine alone;
What future days shall bring,
To none but Thee is known:
Yet, whatsoe’er our portion be,
Conduct us safe to Heaven and Thee.

4 On life’s fast-rushing tide
What dangers hover near?
Yet, if our Savior guide,
We shall no shipwreck fear;
But joyful breast the stormy sea,
And land at last in Heaven with Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9135

Author: William H. Grosser

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Text Information

First Line: Swift as an eagle’s flight
Title: Swift As An Eagle's Flight
Author: William H. Grosser
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Source: Songs by the Way, 1875
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9135
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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