441. 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 sing because 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 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. [Refrain]

3 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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come
Title: His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Author: Civilla D. Martin (1905)
Meter: 13.13.13.13.13.13.13
Scripture: Matthew 10:29-31
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/His_Eye_Is_on_the_Sparrow); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (193)
Refrain First Line: I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free
Tune Information
Name: [Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come]
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel (1905)
Meter: 13.13.13.13.13.13.13
Key: D♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/His_Eye_Is_on_the_Sparrow); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (193)



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