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Brood O’er Us with Thy Sheltering Wing (Setting I, 1981)

Daniel Burton  •  Digital Sheet Music

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Lyric setting of favorite poem, from the 1981 classic collection.

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BROOD O’ER US WITH THY SHELTERING WING
(Setting I)

Poem by Mary Baker Eddy
Music by Daniel Burton

Brood o’er us with Thy sheltering wing,
‘Neath which our spirits blend
Like brothers birds, that soar and sing,
And on the same branch bend.
The arrow that doth wound the dove
Darts not from those who watch and love.

If Thou the bending reed would break
By thought or word unkind,
Pray that his spirit you partake,
Who loved and healed mankind:
Seek holy thoughts and heavenly strain,
That make men one in love remain.

Learn, too, that wisdom’s rod is given
For faith to kiss and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love, divinely near,
Which chastens pride and earthborn fear,

Through God, who gave that word of might
Which swelled creation’s lay:
“Let there be light, and there was light.”
What chased the clouds away?
‘Twas Love whose finger traced aloud
A bow of promise on the cloud.

Thou to whose power our hope we give,
Free us from human strife.
Fed by Thy love divine we live,
For Love alone is Life;
And life most sweet, as heart to heart
Speaks kindly when we meet and part.

Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection