Biden and Harris address the nation, basking in victory and pledging to work for unity

He said that on Monday he would name a group of experts as transition advisers to design a plan “built on a bedrock of science” to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

He closed with a nod to both his faith and his son Beau, who died of cancer in 2015, quoting words from the hymn “On Eagle’s Wings,” which he said they both loved.

“And now together, on eagle’s wings, we embark on the work that God and history has called upon us to do, with full hearts and steady hands, with faith in America and each other,” Biden said.

Biden took the stage outside the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Del., on Saturday night, four long days after the election. An audience of about a thousand ebullient supporters was present, many in their cars, waving American flags and blue lights distributed by the campaign. Some tailgated with food and drinks. Thousands more supporters gathered in the surrounding streets.