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Mark Harris – Find Your Wings lyrics

It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold

So many different prayers I'll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth

And If I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories


It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
have tears as you take off
But I'll cheer as you fly


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    gabriel richard das
    The song "Find Your Wings" reflects the crystallized thoughts of parents for their children; parents often worry about the future of their children; perhaps they are over concerned about their success and their ultimate destiny - the most poignant part of the lyrics of the song "it's not living if you do not reach for the sky"; as if to say what is the point of your living if you have not taken heavy challenges and not ventured into the "unknown, unchartered undiscovered areas of your life; "I will have tears as you take off" is one side of their feelings and "but I will cheer as you fly off" is the other side - antithetical but still intertwined inextricably; to present such a beautiful paradox, blending poignancy with love, constitutes the beauty of the song lyrics.
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  • u
    It's a parent talking to a child about the fact that they only have them for a short time. After that time the plans god has for them will unfold and their paths may separate and, although it hurts like mad, the parent is giving their best wishes for the child to spread their wings and fly in god's great plan for their life. It's more scary to keep our children from pursuing god's will than it is to let them be free to go for it. During their time with us, it's our responsibility to train them to know the leading of god for themselves and to walk in his ways.
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    This song means alot to me becos I knw that one day wen I have a child that this is exactly hw I will feel nd h I feel nw for those who I care about nd it is also an inspiration to me to reach for my goals nd neva giv up n also a motivation for those younger than me to do their very best in life n not mess up while they are still young just remember you only hav 1 life so cherish it!
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  • u
    The baby eagle (eaglet) is simply pushed (last help!) as soon as it hatches out of its egg by the mother eagle; after that the baby eagle has to fend for itself to survive; the mother eagle flies off; unlike, the mother hen who keeps her chicks folded within her wings, and is with them wherever they go. This presents a contrast why a eagle is an eagle, the king of all birds, and meant for the skies, and a chicken only a chicken. By contrast, both have wings, but the eagle finds them much early in life because the circumstances make it to do so; the chickens are happy to be in the farms protected by their mother, and even though they have wings, they never learn to use them; in fact they "never find their wings". Perhaps this seems to be the most poignant message in the lyrics of the song; not that the mother eaglet is less affectionate towards her new born offspring, but the most "loving" lesson that she wants her new offspring to learn is to learn to accept trials and adversity as a way of life and living; may all our children who are struggling in their careers may ultimately "find their wings".
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  • u
    My only child/son will be graduating from cchs (central catholic high school; all boys school) next month. By the grace of god, he is going off to college to case western reserve university (full scholarship). I'll be singing/playing guitar to this song @ our last mother/son liturgy banquet on 5/6/12, during meditation, while each son is passing along a blessed cross to their mom's. This is the 4th and final mother/son banquet we will attend. I can't think of a better fitting song & words that each of us moms & dads are praying for their sons/children. Thank you mark harris for this amazing song; it has truly blessed all of us!
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