Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sparrows


"His Eye is on the Sparrow"
Verse 1:
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 watches me.

Refrain:
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.
Verse 2:
"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.
Verse 3:
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:
I sing because I'm happy,
 I sing because I'm free 
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.


I enjoyed putting this post together and finding the sweet little pictures.  I love this song, His Eye is on The Sparrow.  I remember the first time I heard it as a young mother; I was at a Women's Seminar and we had an excellent speaker.  I remember thinking how loving God is....He cares so much for the sparrows.  One of the smallest, and used to be one of the least favorite birds because of the damage they can do.  But God cares for them.....and if He cares so much for them...you KNOW He cares for you!!!  What an encouraging song!  Puts a song in your heart!  :D

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Please join the other folks over at Spiritual Sunday and be truly blessed!


Hugs, Carolyn
Psalm 28:7

26 comments:

Sherri said...

This has always been one of my favorite hymns!! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Hi Sherri! I am so happy you liked this post! Have an awesome weekend! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Whidbey Woman said...

I love that song, too. Sparrows are all around us and remind us of how much more God cares for us.
Happy Spiritual Sunday!

The Tablescaper said...

Carolyn:

Such a beautiful post.God cares for all creatures.

- The Tablescaper

Carol said...

Oh, Carolyn, I LOVE this old hymn! It is so reassuring to know that God watches over all of us!

Smiles,
Carol

Renee said...

I enjoy this hymn so much and the photos are absolutely beautiful. God bless.

Merana Leigh said...

Thank you so much for your heartfelt words on my blog. Somehow it's comforting to know others experience the same thing! I am SO glad that you found me & I look forward to following you! I can't wait to explore some more of your site. Hugs ~ Merana

sarah said...

this is such a beautiful post. Love the pics of the birds and the words to that song...reminds me how much He can be trusted.

Ruth said...

Hi Carolyn, this is one of my favourite songs of all time... your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting this... now i'm singing it.. its early morning where i live... it feels so refreshing to sing this song at this time..:)

thanks for stopping by earlier. so love your beautiful blog... following you now!!

Love N blessings,
Ruth

Daughter of the KING said...

Beautiful post - song, pictures..

Thank you for stopping by "bytheway" today.

Blessings,
Linda J

Susy said...

Hi Carolyn. Well we were destined to meet! I have that song posted on my sidebar (: and thanks for visiting The Feathered Nest. What is it about birds that speaks to us. I love everything about nests, and twigs, and feathers. I'm glad I found Cottage Sunshine. I'll be back (: Many blessings to you.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Thank you for that great reminder! :0) I love the pictures, too!

Dianne said...

Oh, I love this song and hearing Ethel Waters sing it is like heaven to me.

I look forward to getting to know you better, Carolyn. Your profile sounds like we have a LOT in common.

Love,
Dianne

Carolyn said...

Thank you for all the sweet comments, ladies!! It is so sweet too to meet so many new faces! :D

God is good....all of the time!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Karen said...

Carolyn,
So glad you dropped by Places of my Heart. I have enjoyed looking around, I'll be dropping back by. Your blog is delightful, I sense it comes from your heart.
Yes, I too love this old song. I play the piano and I have enjoyed playing this old hymn in the past.
IN HIM,
Karen

southerninspiration said...

LOVE, LOVE to sing this!!!! Thanks! Have a wonderful day and thanks so, so much for coming by and leaving a comment!! :D

Suzanne

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful hymn! And I love all your pics! They are all precious.

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...we the part of the song comes where it says "And Jesus is my portion a mighty friend is He..." I just melt. I love this song! One of my all time favorites EVER!

I'm up late trying to upload Christmas Cards to my website. I'm failing miserably. :(

Looking forward to a beautiful Sunday. Hope I can stay awake in church!

xo~Rebecca

MTJ said...

Hi Carolyn,

This is my first visit to your blog and I was blessed to read this particular post. Yesterday as I launched Real Player on my notebook, I scanned my playlist of albums wondering, What do I want to hear Lord?

I decided on Lynette Hawkins Stephens because I enjoy her version of His Eye is on the Sparrow. It is a song that fills me with great joy and appreciation for the love and grace God bestows on me.

Later, as my wife and I left to attend a celebration of a co-worker's newborn child, those words echoed in my thoughts:
"Why should I feel discouraged?...
When Jesus is my portion.
A constant friend is He...
I sing because I'm happy,
I sing because I'm free,
His eye in the sparrow,
And I know He watches over me.
"

I'm including a link to Lynette's version of His Eye Is on the Sparrow which I hope will be a blessing as you listen to it.

Music is such an inspiration to me. I'm beginning to realize why David's relationship with God was expressed through music.

Thank you for sharing an encouraging and inspired post along with the beautiful pictures and lyrics.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Carolyn,
This song is so beautiful--I love the words and have to remember how the Lord loves each one of us. Your blog is so lovely and I am so happy to meet you!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I do so love this hymn. I love to watch the birds as they come to the birdfeeder. It brings so much peace to know that God cares for the sparrow who is such a wee little thing. And that HE cares for me too.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I do love to hear this song too, and what a great reminder of God's love for us, thank you for sharing.
Enjoy this blessed Sunday.
Sue

Marydon said...

G'day MTJ ~ I needed this terribly today. TYSM for this lifting piece ... your pictures are precious.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Charlotte said...

I love this song too, and the pictures you chose are perfect. In other words, I love this post. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Lisa notes... said...

I'm so glad God included the sparrow verses in the Bible. It always gives me comfort to know how valuable we are to Him.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your condolences about my mom. So sorry to hear your mom also has Alzheimer's. I agree with you; it is a terrible monster.

Please stay in touch if I can help you in any way. Praying for your journey ahead...

Joan said...

I haven't thought of this song in years - it is truly beautiful.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your encouraging comments.

Blessings,
Joan