The lyrics are inspired by Exodus 19:4 and Psalm 105.
The tune was written by Fr Andersen: it is in a major key (G in the original printing), with a 4:4 time signature.
It is widely known in Australia and New Zealand, but less so in the rest of the world, where Michael Joncas' setting is more commonly used.
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright, and cannot be reproduced here.
The song starts with a chorus, which is repeated after each of the five verses A rough outline over the verses is below. The words can be found here and the guitar chords here.
I have carried you on eagles wings.
I will care for you through all your years.
1 My heart is full of peace
2 My soul is like a child
3 Never need I be afraid
4 I know failure in my life
5 You have bridged the flowing streams.