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lyr/chords: On Eagle's Wings (Michael Joncas)

Mari-rose 19 Oct 99 - 01:10 PM
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MAG (inactive) 19 Oct 99 - 06:42 PM
Big Tim 03 Jan 05 - 05:23 AM
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Subject: eagles' wings
From: Mari-rose
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 01:10 PM

Hi--I am looking for lyrics/tune of a Catholic hymn with the phrase 'we shall rise up/on eagles' wings'--I don't think it's public domain--if it is copyright, is there a reference citation? Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: ON EAGLE'S WINGS (Michael Joncas)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 01:53 PM

Hi, Mari-Rose - well, I found a poorly-wrought copy of the lyrics on the Web - Click here. It's a 1979 interpretation of Psalm 91 by Michael Joncas, available from Oregon Catholic Press. Click here to get to where you can order the song. You'll find it in most Catholic hymnals, and the Lutherans and Episcopalians and others use it, too.
Michael Crawford recorded it on an album called On Eagle's Wings, but I can't say I like the album. Nice song, though.
-Joe Offer-
I found a better rendition here (click), and a MIDI here (click)
ON EAGLE'S WINGS
(Michael Joncas)

G                    D 
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
G D
who abide in His shadow for life-
F C
say to the Lord, "My Refuge,
F G A
My Rock in Whom I Trust!"
 
D
And He will raise you up on eagles wings,
Em A
bear you on the breath of dawn,
D G
make you to shine like the sun-
D G A
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.
Under His wings, your refuge-
His faithfulness your shield.
 

And He will raise you up on eagle's 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.
 

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.
 

And hold you...
and hold you...
and hold you, hold you in the palm of His hand.
 


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: eagles' wings
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 19 Oct 99 - 06:42 PM

Mari-Rose, you wouldn't be in Portland, would you?

this is an optional question; the daughter of some friends has the name, that's all.

MA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: eagles' wings
From: Big Tim
Date: 03 Jan 05 - 05:23 AM

"On Eagle's Wings" is also the name of a musical show celebrating Ulster-Scots history and culture: a sort of unionist "Riverdance".


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Subject: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 May 05 - 10:54 PM

Copied from an old thread....

From: GUEST,mel - PM
Date: 15 May 05 - 08:51 PM

does anyone have the chords to On eagles wings?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 May 05 - 10:58 PM

Are these correct?


Intro: G

Verse:
Am         D         G             C
Here I am waiting, Abide in me I pray
Am         D          G
Here I am longing for you
Am          D          G               C
Hide me in your love, bring me to my knees
Am          D             G                      C...D...
May I know Jesus more and more



Chorus:
G            C          Am
Come live in me, all my life
    D
Take over
G               C             Am
Come breathe in me and I will rise
    D      G
On Eagles Wings


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: GUEST,Joe Offer
Date: 16 May 05 - 03:58 PM

ON EAGLES' WINGS
(Michael Joncas)

G                     Dmj7
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
      G                      Dmj7
Who abide in His shadow for life,
F                      Dm
Say to the Lord:"My refuge,
    F      Gm      Asus4
My rock in whom I trust!"


    A7          D
    And he will raise you up on eagle's wings,
    Em               A7
    Bear you on the breath of dawn,
    D            D7            G   Em
    Make you to shine like the sun,
    A   Bm      F#m    Em A7       D
    And hold you in the palm of His hand.

(last chorus)
         Bm F#m          Em7      A          D
    And hold you, hold you in the palm of His hand.



The is from the Yohann Anderson songbook titled Songs. I don't know what they mean by EmA7 - is a misprint for Em7???

-Joe Offer, not a guitarist-


Lyrics are in the previous thread here (click).


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 05 - 08:23 PM

EmA7--likely means Ema7 (or more clearly, E maj 7).

The notes for the chord would be

E,G#,B,D#


If you understand tabs--which I don't--it reads 021100.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 16 May 05 - 08:25 PM

Sorry, but I keep forgettin' I got no cookie. T'were me above.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: GUEST,MTed
Date: 16 May 05 - 11:30 PM

I think that it means that, on the word "palm" you play Em and then A7--the way I hear it, two downstrokes on Em then two on A7, holding the note over both chords--


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: GUEST,brucie
Date: 16 May 05 - 11:41 PM

MTed, that makes more sense than what I thought. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 04:25 PM

no there is supposed to be a space in between em and a7


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagles Wings
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Jun 10 - 04:44 PM

It could be understood that way, that there should be a space between Em and A7; but the word "palm" isn't big enough to accommodate both chords - and I think that Ted is right that the word has two chords. Maybe it should be this way:


     Em*A7
    p*a*l*m

      -or-

     Em A7
    p a l m


-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagle's Wings
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jan 11 - 11:21 PM

it means an E minor chord with the note A in the bass of the chord. I would play an A octave in the left hand, and an e minor chord in the right, inverted to a B E G


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagle's Wings
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 04:22 AM

MTed's idea of Em A7, which Joe adopted in his rendering above, is the only reasonable interpretation of what Yohann Anderson could have meant.

Speaking of Emaj7, anonymous guest: a major 7th should be voiced as high as possible. 021100 is only acceptable as a makeshift for beginners, 022444 sounds much better.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagle's Wings
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 11:41 AM

I have a copy of this song to hand, straight from the 2006 'Breaking Bread' book. I'm also very familiar with it. It is in the key of D, changes to F for a bit, then goes back to D.

Those chords have been derived from a lush, loungelike accompaniment to this song, written for piano and choir. That's the most likely explanation I have for them. Because for the typical person playing chords on a guitar, they are pretty awful. The first note of the song is a C#. It is discordant against a G chord. Same thing for the second syllable of 'abide.' Where there's Gm above 'whom' the note is an A.

It is true that discord and dissonance can add meaning to a song, but these chords go too far, in my opinion. Even when I was in a choir and our skilled leader was at the grand piano, the first measure of this song always sounded like a train wreck.


I've been playing it here on my little keyboard, and I think that for a lone folkie trying to get folks to sing, the chords need reworking.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagle's Wings
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 12:18 PM

Leenia, here is someone who strictly follows Yohann Anderson and strums through heartily. I've heard much worse train wrecks.

I don't know an "original" version, so I cannot judge about that. You are right that the dissonances will disappear if the chords are started with their bass notes alone, e.g. arpeggiated. You are free to try that out, it works on guitars as well as on pianos.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagle's Wings
From: GUEST,jay s
Date: 10 Apr 11 - 04:19 PM

thanks to leenia for that post - I tried to play this with the earlier chord progession and could not make it work! the basic info that it's in D was very helpful. thanks!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: On Eagle's Wings
From: banjoman
Date: 11 Apr 11 - 06:40 AM

One of my favourite which we often play in Church using Guitar & banjo -usually in the key of G but sometimes adapted


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