Serene Sunday – His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Earlier this week, a neighbor and I came upon a little sparrow lying on the ground.  It twitched and twitched and we couldn’t tell if he stunned from the wind or poisoned (which had been known to happen). Neither of us had the heart to put it out of its misery and hoped it was simply stunned. Since Patty was in the hospital with mysterious vomiting, I was concerned with the possibility of poisoning.  I called the vet who told me to call a bird collision coalition and have them collect it.  Sadly they couldn’t help because they had too many calls.  Most likely they dealt more with eagles and falcons and not ordinary little sparrows.  When I returned later it was gone.

That made me think of an old Gospel hymn, His Eye Is On The Sparrow composed in 1905 and inspired by the Scriptures.  It’s an inspiring song that speaks of hope even when one feels like a small ordinary cog in life.  This hymn has been sung by many over the years.  In recent years it was popularized in the film Sister Act 2.  Here is Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount singing His Eye Is On The Sparrow.

 

 

Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for Heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
A constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches over 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,
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me (He watches me)
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches (I know he watches)
(I know he watches me)

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me (He watches me)
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know he watches me (He watches me)
He watches me (I know he watches me)

 

10 thoughts on “Serene Sunday – His Eye Is On The Sparrow

  1. Hi Judiang!
    What a lovely Sunday morning gift this is! Such a sweet sentiment.
    And I love the line “I sing because I’m happy.” That is so true. And, I sometimes sing to make myself happy–and it does. Though gratefully, no one else is subjected to my singing. Ha!
    Cheers! Grati ;->

      • We had a bird hit the window of our building at the university once. We called the “Bird researcher” in bio to see if he could do something for it. He did alright. Euthanized it and stuffed it for his collection. Ewww. ha!
        Grati no cheers

    • The bird was distressed and distressing. Neither me or my neighbor didn’t have the courage to do anything but contact the agency. Still wonder what happened.

  2. Love that version of “His Eye”, Judi!! Since I love swapping music favs, may I share one of my all time favs? Of course, if you hate C&W, I’m in trouble BUT this is THE historic Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill version of “How Great Thou Art”. It will knock your socks off with the passion, energy and talent of these two musicians! Thanks for sharing!! Also check out “Amazing Grace” by the Celtic Women!

    http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2011/04/video-carrie-underwood-vince-gill-how-great-thou-art.html

    http://www.godvine.com/An-Unforgettable-Version-of-Amazing-Grace-Performed-by-Celtic-Woman-93.html

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