Scripture Verse

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. Isaiah 40:31


Charles H. Gabriel

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Hymns of the Heart, by Jo­seph F. Ber­ry & Charles Ga­bri­el (New York: Me­tho­dist Book Con­cern, 1914), num­ber 4.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eliza E. Hewitt


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.

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.


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.