His Eye Is on the Sparrow Story and Lyrics

His Eye Is on the Sparrow 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

His Eye Is on the Sparrow Story

This song that has comforted millions of Christians all over the world was penned in 1904 by Civilla Martin.

Civilla Martin was born in 1866 in Nova Scotia, Canada. She married an evangelist and they together traveled all over the United States conducting evangelistic campaigns. She worked with him on music during those meetings.

Charles Gabriel

This song was inspired by a visit that Civilla made to an ill and bedridden friend. Her friend was discouraged by her illness but remembered a God who watches over each little sparrow and she, therefore, believed that the same God would watch over her.

It is from this incident that Mrs. Martin thought of authoring a poem about this incident. She completed it the same day.

Later, she sent the poem to Charles Gabriel, a well-known composer of hymns in those days. Charles Gabriel added music to the song that has soothed and comforted millions all over the world.

His Eye Is on the Sparrow Meaning.

The sparrow is one of the smallest birds in the world and may be considered as of no consequence to many people and could be sold cheaply. But Jesus says God does still does care and notices when one of them falls to the ground.

This is as per Matthew 10:29-31, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

If God cares about the tiny sparrow, how much more will He care for your needs, my brothers, and sisters? That is the message and meaning of this phrase, “His eye is on the sparrow”

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