Little bird ponders how it will rise from its fall: "How can you say to my soul: "Fly like a bird to it's mountain"? 1

Little Bird

Nestled underwing of Sanctifier,
The little bird yearns to fly.
Held aground by worldly wire,
The little bird starts to cry.

"Set me free with Thy Mercy, Redeemer,
Strengthen my wings with Thy Grace.
Hold me aloft towards the Creator,
Set me affirmed in my place."

Redeemer offers merciful balm
With loving Hand extended.
Little bird entrusts all to his Palm:
All of his wounds are mended.

Sanctified, redeemed, recreated:
Little bird exonerated.

Little bird sings: "In the shadow of your wings, I rejoice. My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast." 2

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Psalms 11:1
2. Psalms 63:8-9
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