There's not a bird that wings its flight

There's not a bird that wings its flight

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There's not a bird that wings its flight,
Nor lily blooms to ravish sight,
But in the song and perfume rare
An echo whispers, Father's care.

Refrain:
My Father's care, my Father's care,
Oh, blessed thought, without compare!
Those watchful eyes, that sparrows see.
Will ne'er forget a child like me.

2 There's not a blade of grass that springs,
Or feathered orchestra that sings,
But praises God, in earth and air,
For daily bread, for Father s care. [Refrain]

3 There's not an eagle cleaves the sky.
With stalwart wing and flashing eye,
But from his fortress high in air
Re-echoes back, my Father's care. [Refrain]

4 There's not a soul, however vile,
On whom the Saviour will not smile,
And now invites to gospel fare,
To grace bestowed, and Father's care. [Refrain]

5 There's not a soul who's born of God,
Has peace and pardon through the blood,
But in the hour of dark despair
Finds comfort, joy, in Father's care. [Refrain]

6 Speak forth, O flower, divinely clad,
And happy bird, with twitter glad,
And soul redeemed, boldly declare
We cannot doubt our Father's care. [Refrain]



Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #40

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. He started working as a painter, then served in the American Civil War, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's not a bird that wings its flight
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Refrain First Line: My Father's care
Copyright: Public Domain

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