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Local priest-composer ‘honored and humbled’ by Biden quoting his ‘On Eagle’s Wings’

As Father Michael Joncas watched Joe Biden’s victory speech Nov. 7, he was amazed to hear the presumed president-elect talk about a hymn “close to his heart” and speaking the refrain of “On Eagle’s Wings”: “And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings/bear you on the breath of dawn/Make you to shine like the sun/And hold you in the palm of his hand.”

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