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

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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.

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

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. 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, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… 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


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