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On Eagles’ Wings by Michael Crawford – MP3 and Lyrics Download

Posted by on Sunday, May 10, 2009, 18:08
This item was posted in Glory, Religious Songs and has 6 Comments so far.

One of my favorite songs, On Eagles’ Wings is based on Psalm 91. The song particularly seeks God’s refuge against enemies, trials and tribulations. This song, in the Liturgy of the Mass is often sung as a Communion song and as a Psalm itself on special feast days. This song is also one of the reason why this website is captioned as such. “On Eagles’ Wings” is composed by Michael Joncas, a Catholic Priest, in 1979 after Vatican Council II, when the Catholic Church began using vernacular hymns at Mass. Its words are loosely based on Psalm 91 and Isaiah 40:31. The song was then published by North American Liturgy Resources and was later purchased by New Dawn Music, a subsidiary of Oregon Catholic Press. It quickly proved to be quite popular as a contemplative song at Catholic Masses as well as at Protestant services; it is now sung in churches of many denominations including Pentecostal churches and was performed at many of the funerals of victims of September 11. It is often performed either at the beginning or the ending of a Roman Catholic Funeral Mass. Fr. Joncas has stated that his preference for the title would be “On Eagle’s Wings,” indicating that the wings belong to a single eagle which is metaphorically related to God, but he said he could make an argument for “On Eagles’ Wings,” indicating that wings belong many eagles, since there would be many eagles needed to lift up the multiple people in covenant with God.

Performed by Michael Crawford
As Featured in Rock the Faith Podcast Episode 2 – “Reaching Dreams”
*Download this Song

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
who abide in His shadow for life,
say to the Lord: “My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!”

Refrain: And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.

The snare of the fowler will never capture you,
and famine will bring you no fear:
under His wings your refuge, His faithfulness your shield.

Refrain: And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.

You need not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day;
though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come.

Refrain: And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.

For to His angels He’s given a command
to guard you in all of your ways;
upon their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Refrain: And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings
bear you on the breath of dawn,
make you to shine like the sun,
and hold you in the palm of His hand.
Eagle Wings Outstretched

: a.k.a. "bluepanjeet" has been writing in cyber space since 2005. In 2006, he jump-started his Catholic blogging a few years before the Catholic Church utilized social networks and blogs in spreading the Gospel. In 2007, in response to a realization of the growing need for Catholic Bloggers online, he officially launched his own self-hosted Catholic blog and called it "On The Wings Of My Dream" or simply OTWOMD which is a metaphor of his favorite psalm in the Bible, Psalm 63. Since then he has been blogging, (and sometimes podcasting) for the Catholic Church using his enthusiasm in the New Media, his inclination on visual and digital arts, his passion for the written word and his love for the Catholic Church. You can follow Rom's tweets on Twitter @rommatthieson

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  1. 19 May, 2009, 9:54

    very inspiring ito kapatid..nakakawala ng pagud brought about by the stressful ways of the current economic problems of the world….

    doms latest blog entry..Be alert and watch, for you don’t know when the time will come…

  2. 19 May, 2009, 19:37

    Ang ganda ng rendition nya ano tol? kakaiba. very rare yang mp3 na yan kaya take your chance in dowloading them

  3. hana
    24 June, 2009, 19:14

    Thanx. i’ve been looking for this song for years now since sang this in our graduation mass. I already have a copy of this version but the mp3 doesn’t contain any information about who the singer was. I searched and saw this version in imeem, and the uploader says that it is sang by Josh Groban but I doubted it because Mr. Crawford’s voice is really different from Mr. Groban. And then when I try to search for it again, I chance upon your blog. Finally, I get the information that I’ve been looking for. Really thank you. God bless you, Mr. bluepanjeet.

  4. 5 August, 2009, 21:47


    Believe it or not, but this was the psalm that was sung on my wedding day. My wife and I are both members of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) and this song was sung one time at Subic Carmel.

    We just fell in love with it and simply chose it to be sung on our wedding day.

  5. shane
    25 June, 2010, 14:22

    nice song, god bless everyone!!!!

  6. Dewba
    12 October, 2010, 23:09

    Thank you for posting this. I suffer from a debilitating condition and this song reminds me that I am not alone, that the Lord is always by my side in the darkest of times. May the Lord bless you.

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