The Lone, Wild Bird

Representative 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 far-off land.
And I am thine! I rest in thee.
Great Spirit, come, and rest in me.

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #240

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.)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #229

Hymns of Truth & Light #86

Sing the Faith #2052

Singing the Living Tradition #15

The Faith We Sing #2052

The Presbyterian Hymnal #320

Voices United #384


Worship in Song #240

Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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