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His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Words by Civilla D. Martin
Music by Charles H. Gabriel

Matthew 10:29-31

          1. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them
            shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
          2. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
          3. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

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          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.

            Chorus
            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.

            Chorus
            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.

            Chorus
            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.


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