A Song for Saturday

With all the challenges we are facing, today here is one of Virginia’s favorite gospel songs that has been a great comfort in times of stress.

(Email readers, you know the drill – click to Roses website for a listen…)

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 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.

“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.

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.

(Lyrics: Civilla D. Martin; Music: Charles H. Gabriel)

grace, peace & sparrows

Virginia : )

p.s. Virginia is praying for all those suffering from the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world and across the U.S. She also appreciates prayers for our community here in Virginia (the state.) Yesterday James City County (where blogger Virginia lives) declared a state of emergency. With 7 confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 (including a teacher’s assistant at a local elementary school) as of Friday our small town county leads the state of Virginia in number of cases. Let not the shadows come, for “His Eye Is On the Sparrow!”

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6 Responses to A Song for Saturday

  1. Michelle says:

    Prayers for everyone during this time! I was surprised to learn all schools have been closed for 2 weeks, too. Luckily we homeschool so I don’t have to worry about it. This song is perfect for these crazy times! Praying you’ll stay safe and healthy!

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Michelle. I’ve had this Gene Harris compilation for many years. Listening to it yesterday I kept replaying, “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” A comfort to keep asking for God’s grace to face whatever may come. You stay safe – and don’t forget to wash your hands!! 🧼🤗🧼

  2. Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your creative thoughts.

  3. Virginia says:

    Thank you. Hope you enjoyed the song! 🙂

  4. This is my “thee song”.. How lovely to see it this morning. Stay well and “God bless everyone!”

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