The Bird with a Broken Wing

I walked thro' the woodland meadows

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Tune: [I walked through the woodland meadows]
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 I walked thro’ the woodland meadows,
Where sweet the thrushes sing;
And found on a bed of mosses,
A bird with a broken wing.
I healed its wound, and each morning
It sang its old sweet strain;
But the bird with a broken pinion
Never soared as high again.

2 I found a young life broken
By sin’s seductive art;
And touched with a Christ-like pity
I took him to my heart,
He lived with a noble purpose,
And struggled not in vain;
But the life that sin hath stricken
Never soared as high again.

3 But the bird with a broken pinion
Kept another from the snare;
And the life that sin hath stricken
Raised another from despair.
Each loss has its compensation,
There is healing for every pain;
But the bird with a broken pinion
Never soared as high again.

4 But the soul that comes to Jesus
Is saved from every sin,
And the heart that fully trusts Him
Shall a crown of glory win;
Then come to the dear Redeemer,
He’ll cleanse you from every stain;
By His wonderful love and mercy
You shall surely rise again.

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #118

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

Butterworth, Hezekiah, was born at Warren, Rhode Island, Dec. 22, 1839. He wrote The Story of the Hymns, American Tract Society, 1875. He is the author of "0 Church of Christ, our blest abode" (The Church) in Root's cantata, Under the Palms, and of "Jesus, I Thee believe" (Jesus All in All) in the cantata Faith Triumphant. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: I walked thro' the woodland meadows
Title: The Bird with a Broken Wing
Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

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Instances

Instances (1 - 38 of 38)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Abstinence Songs. 2nd ed. #d2
Bells of Heaven #d24
Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d24
Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d22
Choice Gospel Songs #d14
Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #42Page Scan
Crowning Glory: revised for use in the church, evangelistic meetings, Sunday school, young people's societies, and the home #89Page Scan
Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d19
Hymns of Heavenly Harmony #d13
Melodies of Grace and Truth #d14
New Anti-Saloon Songs #d8
New Soul Winning Songs #151
Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #118TextAudioPage Scan
Our Hymns of Love, a Choice Collection of Gospel Songs #d13
Peerless Hymns #d12
Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 #43Page Scan
Popular Hymns Number 2: for the work and worship of the church in public worship, prayer-meetings, revivals, conventions, Sunday-schools, young people's meetings, etc., etc. #239Page Scan
Revival Melodies: containing the popular Welsh tunes used in the great revivail in Wales; also a choice selection of gospel songs specially adapted for evangelistic and devotional meetings #86Page Scan
Seth Parker's Hymnal #63Page Scan
Song Praise #d9
Songs and Stories of Mother, Childhood, and Home #d5
Songs for the Singing, Normal and Literary Schools #d7
Songs of Life and Power #d13
Songs of Peace and Power #d14
Songs of Redemption and Praise #d7
Songs of Redemption and Praise. Rev. #76Page Scan
Soul Winning Songs #24Page Scan
Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d14
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d27
The King in His Beauty #d10
The Revival Harp No. 2 #d4
The Revival No. 3: Suitable for All Kinds of Religious Meetings #111Page Scan
The Temperance Song Banner #d5
The White Ribbon Hymnal: or, Echoes of the Crusade #d9
Voices of Victory #146Page Scan
White Ribbon Vibrations. 5th ed. #d9
White Wings: for the use of churches, Sunday schools, Y.P.S.C.E., and all kinds of religious services #131Page Scan
Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #116Page Scan



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