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Take wings to thy soul

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1. Take wings to thy soul; take the pinions of prayer
To rise above trials, temptations and care;
New measures of blessing so trustfully bring,
And hold sweet communion with Jesus, thy king.

Take wings, bright wings;
Take wings to the soul, O, believer, today!
Take wings, bright wings;
Mount up as the eagle, rejoice in thy way.

2. Take wings to thy soul; take the pinions of praise;
Arise, like the lark, in the pure morning rays;
With carols of gladness as fresh as the dew,
Give thanks for His mercies, abundant and true. [Refrain]

3. Take wings to thy soul; take the pinions of love,
All faithfully serving the Master above;
O, haste to the needy with tidings of cheer;
Spread heavenly sunshine where pathways are drear. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6476

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Take wings to thy soul
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Take wings, bright wings


The Cyber Hymnal #6476
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