His Eye Is On The Sparrow

This is one of my favorite songs. I’ve sung this in church a few times, and it always encourages me. The verses really get to the heart of the matter. Our struggle is spiritual.

Who wrote “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”?
Answer:
  Words by Civilla D. Martin, 1905
Music by Charles H. Gabriel, 1905

Lyrics
Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Chorus:
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Chorus

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Scroll to the bottom of this website to read the history of this song. Our circumstances are not what controls our joy, but our relationship with God.

http://johntroutman.com/lyrics/hiseyeisonthesparrow.html

Here is the tune.

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2 thoughts on “His Eye Is On The Sparrow

    • There is so much poetry in the old hymns. I like a diversity of hymns and praise songs. Our church is going more and more to praise songs on a screen. That separates the song from written music. We are losing our altos, tenors and basses in congregational singing.

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