The Eyed Sparrow

Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans) by Nikhil Devasar

Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans) by Nikhil Devasar

Keep and guard me as the pupil of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings (Psalms 17:8 AMP)

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

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.

Savannah Sparrow singing by Ray

Savannah Sparrow singing by Ray

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.

House Sparrow by Ray

House Sparrow by Ray

“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.

Song Sparrow in white flowers by Daves BirdingPix

Song Sparrow in white flowers by Daves BirdingPix

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.

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) by Nikhil

Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) by Nikhil

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.

Yellow-throated Sparrow (Gymnoris xanthocollis) ©WikiC

Yellow-throated Sparrow (Gymnoris xanthocollis) ©WikiC

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.

I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. (Psalms 32:8 AMP)

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; (Psalms 33:18 KJV)

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Written by Civilla D. Martin, 1905.

See:

More Birds in Hymns

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8 thoughts on “The Eyed Sparrow

  1. By the way, Lee, I tried to “share” this on my Facebook page via the Facebook symbol, but it won’t let me do that. All it will allow is for me to “Like” it. It may be something in your settings, or it may be my computer. Not sure. I’ll go another route to share it by just copying and pasting the link.

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  2. This was one of my Mom’s favorite hymns and it means a lot to me even today. Thanks for sharing the words and the wonderful accompanying images of the different kinds of sparrows.

    I posted a photo of a White-throated sparrow on Facebook last week and my pastor reminded me of the words from Matthew 10: “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.”

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