Sunday, March 19, 2017

"His Eye is on the Sparrow"


   This little sparrow reminded me of an old hymn we sang many years ago.   Unfortunately we don't seem to sing it much now.   "His Eye is on the Sparrow"  written by Civilla D Martin.   The tune was by Charles H Gabriel.

The words to the first stanza are:

"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 cares for me.

The chorus follows with "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."

 
Lovely words that remind us that a loving Heavenly Father is not only watching over the Sparrow but He watches over us.

Hope all of you have a blessed week.   Hugs Debbie

24 comments:

  1. Love all birds and hope your week is a wonderful one.

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  2. Amen, Debbie! Beautiful photos and song! And your photos of the little sparrow remind me of a hymn we used to sing in the Presbyterian church when I was a little girl. "God sees the little sparrow fall, it meets His tender view. If God so loves the little birds, I know He loves me, too."

    He loves me, too, He loves me, too, I know He loves me too...because He loves the little things, I know He loves me too.

    He paints the lilies of the fields, perfumes each lily bell. If He so loves the little things, I know He loves me well. He loves me too, He loves me too, I know He loves me to. Because He loves the little things, I know He loves me too.


    God makes the little birds and flowers, and all things large and small. He'll not forget His little ones, I know He loves them all.

    He loves me, too, He loves me, too, I know He loves me, too. Because He loves the little things, I know He loves me, too.

    Thank you so much for reminding me of this hymn, which I have always loved! Your posts bring me such joy, thank you so much for sharing, my cherished friend.

    Hugs and love to you. :)

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  4. Heart warming post, Debbie. I wasn't sure I remembered the hymn so tracked it down to listen to it. Beautiful it is one I was not familiar with. Thank you for the introduction and your beautiful photos
    Enjoy a blessed week.

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  5. It somehow reminds me that all of God's creatures are cared for, in some way, and watched over. Not always easy to discern how I think but definitely true (I hope!).

    A lovely sentiment and hymn to start the week. Thank you, Debbie!
    Libby

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  6. Thanks for posting this Debbie. These words - "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?" - really spoke to me today. I needed to hear them.

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  7. That is a beautiful hymn, Debbie.

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  8. A Wonderful Week to You, Debbie
    I remember that hymn, not all the words though.

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  9. Beautiful, Debbie. Just beautiful...

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  10. My grandmother used to know the words to every hymn sang in church. She sang frequently to herself while cooking or working at home. Although I don't remember the tune, I am familiar with the words. What a nice memory!

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  11. So beautiful!!! Stay warm, Deb!

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  12. Thanks for the reminder Debbie. Sometimes it is so easy to forget.

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  13. Happy 1st Day of Spring!!! "His Eye is on the Sparrow" is a beautiful song, but I haven't heard it in a while either. The words are comforting...something we need in these crazy times. Have a wonderful week, Debbie!

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  15. Sweet little sparrows, and sweet words, too. Have a lovely week.

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  16. I am looking at Robins and chickadees outside my window right at this moment...Sparrows are so very sweet....

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  17. Beautiful post Debbie. The birds have a special way of reminding me of God's love for us. Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  18. Dear Debbie,
    This beautiful post lifted my heart this evening.. I love the hymn, and the bird is so sweet.

    Thank you for visiting.. It is always such a joy to see you there.
    Lily is growing so fast. I will be spending Easter with her this year.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  20. What a beautiful bird-and I think it's so easy to dismiss him because he's so common. Such a wonderful thought that nothing is common with the Lord.

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  22. Hello Debbie, I don't know that hymn but I can appreciate reading the words you've provided. I love watching the little Sparrows, they're so sweet and I can understand the intent of those words. Lovely photos too :D)

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  23. Such beautiful words thank you for sharing them. It’s a shame the old hymns are not sung so much now. My mum and dad loved one called The old rugged cross, and I love it too although it’s rare to hear it now.

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  24. Beautiful, Debbie and I love the quote, too. How sweet He is! Best wishes, Sadami

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