A hymn about gender creativity - God's and ours; Michael Arsenault on vocals; Amanda Udis-Kessler on piano


God, the Soaring Eagle

Amanda Udis-Kessler, c. 2019 (Genesis 1:27; Exodus 19:4; Deuteronomy 4:24; Deuteronomy 32:4, 10-11; Psalm 10:16; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 22:9; Psalm 23; Psalm 31:20; Psalm 47:7; Psalm 84:11; Isaiah 42:14; Isaiah 49:15; Isaiah 64:8; Isaiah 66:13; Jeremiah 17:13; Hosea 13:8; Matthew 11:19; Matthew 23:37)

God, the soaring eagle,
God, the mother hen,
Architect and potter,
Shelter, shield and sun,
Comforting the people
Others have condemned:
You of many names, you nameless one:
All our words of praise have just begun.

God the gentle shepherd,
God the mighty king,
Crying out in labor, angry mother bear,
Drunkard, nurse, and midwife,
Brood beneath your wing,
Fire, water, rock, you’re always there,
Tempting us away from our despair.

God the male and female
Made us even so.
God the one whose gender
Shifts and twists and bends
Blesses us and frees us
As we live and grow,
Loves us into fullness with no end:
We of every gender say amen.