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Remake of a Single Heart Classic...For "Bucky"...thanks to everyone for helping this song reach the #1 spot on the Contemporary Christian charts
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Dan Simmons
1995 Daniel Simmons

Wed Mar 08, 2017
Pop : Contemporary Christian
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Charts position
» highest in charts:   # 5   (126,767 songs currently listed in Pop)
» highest in sub-genre:   # 1   (17,239 songs currently listed in Pop > Contemporary Christian)
» today's position: # 248 in Pop
» today's position in sub-genre: # 52 in Contemporary Christian
About the song
In 1995 one of my best friends and fellow firefighter Greg Nolta died of leukemia. As I was driving his wife and small children home from Iowa City, we came upon the I-80 bridge over the Mississippi and we saw a large group of bald eagles fishing. We noticed how majestic and effortlessly they floated on the wind currents. At their highest altitudes they did not flap their wings they simply 'rested on the wind' to gain their new heights. It reminded me of Isaiah where the scriptures say, "And they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength and rise up on wings as eagles". So when I got home from one of the hardest days of my life I wrote this song.
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Here I am again O Lord finding doubt inside of me
I know You’re calling me to more than I ever thought that I could be
Deep within there’s this longing Lord to know Your heart and do Your will
But I need power Lord to stay the coarse, strength to climb this hill

I wanna rise to meet the morning sun
Give of my heart ‘til the race is run
I wanna flow like a river once again
Fly like an eagle... when he’s resting on the wind

Give me strength to rise O Lord, above the clouds of doubt and fear
Give me joy give my spirit song, hold me close and draw me near
I need help to see beyond the darkened veil that’s holding me
Let me rise up on the wings of faith, set my spirit free

Cause I wanna rise to meet the morning sun
Give of my heart ‘til the race is run
I wanna flow like a river once again
Fly like an eagle... when he’s resting on the wind

I wanna soar to the highest place
Following You seeking Your face

I wanna rise to meet the morning sun
Give of my heart ‘til the race is run
I wanna flow like a river once again
Fly like an eagle... when he’s resting on the wind

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
And rise upon the wings as eagles...

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
And rise upon the wings as eagles...
They're resting...They're resting...On the wind

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength

And rise...resting on the wind