82. His Eye Is on the Shadow

1 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.

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
Title: His Eye Is on the Shadow
Author: Civilla D. Martin (1905)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: Irr. w. refrain
Scripture: Luke 12:6-7
Tune Information
Name: SPARROW
Composer: Charles H. Gabriel (1905)
Meter: Irr. w. refrain
Key: D♭ Major



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