Nursery Rhymes

His Eye is on the Sparrow

His Eye is on the Sparrow Lyrics and Music

The lovely words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "Why should I feel discouraged, Why should the shadows come" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "His Eye is on the Sparrow" hymn were written by its Canadian author Civilla D. Martin. The author of the hymn, Civilla D. Martin, was born on August 21, 1866 and died on March 9, 1948. The joyous music that accompanies the "His Eye is on the Sparrow" song of praise was composed by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel The composer of the music to the "His Eye is on the Sparrow" hymn, Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, was born on August 18, 1856 and died on September 15, 1932. We have placed "His Eye is on the Sparrow" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the reverent lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

His Eye is on the Sparrow Hymn
Title: His Eye is on the Sparrow *** Name of Composer: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Civilla D. Martin *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging words of the "His Eye is on the Sparrow" lyrics, Civilla D. Martin (August 21, 1866-March 9, 1948), was born in Jordan, Nova Scotia, Canada and achieved fame as a hymn writer and author of Gospel songs.

His Eye is on the Sparrow Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "His Eye is on the Sparrow", Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (August 18, 1856-September 15, 1932), was born in Wilton, Iowa, United States and became famous as a Church organist, teacher, composer and hymn writer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: His Eye is on the Sparrow
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Civilla D. Martin (August 21, 1866 to March 9, 1948)
Nationality of Author: Canadian

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (August 18, 1856 to September 15, 1932)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Why should I feel discouraged, Why should the shadows come"
First Publication Date: 1905

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