The eagle spreads its mighty wings
Soaring over the reaches of time
His eye is keen upon the horizon
Turning his head from side to side
Searching for the tender branch to take
Back to the mountain nest.
There is power in each sweep of the
Mighty eagle wings gliding on the wind
Allow this strength to rise from within
And reveal to you the things of God
Look through the eye of an eagle
Amazed at the scope of vision
For millenniums he searched the hillsides
For the tender shoot perfect in every way.
You are flying high over the world
Miles above the grasping reach of trees.
Uplifted by the updrafts of the Holy Spirit
Moving in the peaceful will of God
Roll back and dive through the mountains
The cascading streams freshen the air.
Once you rested in the downy nest of God
Waiting daily in the presence of the Lord
Under the wings of the Almighty
A place of refuge, a tall fortress.
A tender branch taken back to the nest
Centuries ago, has grown to a mighty tree.
The roots have reached solidly into the crags
And drink of cool glacial streams.
From this mighty position you are able to fly!
You must learn to trust and leap.
He will lift you up on the wings of eagles
And you will soar into revelations.
The winds of the Holy Spirit carry you on
To lands of victory with rivers of life.
Look at the sparkle in the eagle’s eye
At the glory of heaven’s throne reflecting
This eagle is strong from feasting on rich fruit
And drinking of rivers in high places.
On your royal table sits a golden chalice
Full of blood red wine for sustenance
Engraved with eagle’s jeweled eyes
The one who carried the tender shoot
To the highest place at the right hand of God
This plant grew to a mighty vine
Abundant fruit, riches, and blessings
The joy of the Lord is overflowing
The hills and trees clap their hands
The table is set for the festival.
by John H Nye