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If I Take the Wings of Morning


Composer
Amanda Husberg
Text Rae E Whitney
Voicing
SATB and keyboard
Topics Love of God
Length
3' 50" Price $1.95 (U.S.) Released 1/03
Catalog no. 420-162 Difficulty Mod. easy

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Description
Rae Whitney's hymn to God's faithfulness is given a winsome setting in this simple anthem by Amanda Husberg. A complete list of the text's many scripture references (Psalms, Genesis, Matthew, Romans) is provided in the score.

Text
If I take the wings of morning
and to foreign lands I flee;
if I force the night to hide me,
who will then come seeking me?
There, O Love, I know you'll find me,
there, O Love, I know you'll be
with Love's light you'll blind the darkness,
with Love's life you'll rescue me.

If near Eden's tree I wander
in the place where sin began,
where the serpent mocked obedience,
separating God from man.
There, O Love, I know you'll find me,
there, O Love, I know you'll be
with Love's light you'll blind the darkness,
with Love's life you'll rescue me.

If I build an ark to bear me
safely to a mountain's crown,
if the tower I raise to touch you
wounds me as it tumbles down:

If fears bid my tongue deny you,
if to treachery I yield,
if remorse and bitter sorrow
send me to that potter's field.

Neither death, nor life, nor angels,
present things, those yet to be,
neither height nor depth can ever
separate God's love from me.
There, O Love, I know you'll find me,
there, O Love, I know you'll be
with Love's light you'll blind the darkness,
with Love's life you'll rescue me.

--Rae E. Whitney, 1995
© 1995 Selah Publishing Co., Inc.

Scripture references in this text:
Stanza 1 & refrain: Psalm 139:1-11 (Psalm of David)
Stanza 2: Genesis 3 (Adam and Eve)
Stanza 3: Genesis 6­9 (Noah) Genesis 11 (Tower of Babel)
Stanza 4: Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75 (Peter) Matthew 27:3-7 (Judas)
Stanza 5: Romans 8:35-39 (Paul)

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