252. Why Should I Feel Discouraged (His Eye Is on the Sparrow)

1 Why should I feel discouraged,
why should the shadows come,
why should my heart be lonely
and long for heav'n 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.

Refrain:
I sing because I’m happy, (I’m happy)
I sing because I’m free, (I’m free)
for his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know he watches me.

2 “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 leads me
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. [Refrain]

3 Whenever I am tempted,
whenever clouds arise,
when song gives 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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Why should I feel discouraged
Title: Why Should I Feel Discouraged (His Eye Is on the Sparrow)
Author: Civilla D. Martin, 1869-1948
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Hebrews 3:17-18
Topic: Trust; Healing, Forgiveness
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I sing because I'm happy
Tune Information
Name: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel, 1856-1932
Key: C Major



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