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The Lone, Wild Bird

Full Text

1 The lone, wild fowl in lofty flight,
Is still with Thee, nor leaves Thy sight.
And I am Thine! I rest in Thee.
Great Spirit, come, and rest in me.

2 The ends of earth are in Thy hand,
The sea's dark deep and no man's land.
And I am Thine! I rest in Thee.
Great Spirit, come, and rest in me.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #496

Author: Henry Richard McFadyen

Henry Richard McFadyen was the son of Rev. Archibald McFadyen (1836-1911), who studied for the ministry in part while a prisoner of war in Ohio during the Civil War. He had served as a lieutenant in the North Carolina cavalry and been captured after surviving the Battle of Gettysburg. Served churches in and around Bladen County, North Carolina. [Citation: Archibald McFadyen's handwritten biographical notes for Union Seminary, Richmond. Also see McFadyen's article in PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY, January, 1961.] His mother was Miriam Eliza Cromartie. He was born in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, Feb. 1 1876 or 1877. [Citation: the ministerial directory gives 1877, but is frequently in error on dates, and his granddaughter avers the year was 1876.] Ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The lone wild fowl in lofty flight
Title: The Lone, Wild Bird
Author: Henry Richard McFadyen (1925; alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #229
Hymns of Truth & Light #86
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #320
Sing the Faith #2052
The Faith We Sing #2052
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #384
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #240
Include 10 pre-1979 instances



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