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Eye on the Sparrow


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The theme of the song is inspired by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible: “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26) and “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29–31).

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Civilla Martin, who wrote the lyrics, said this about her inspiration to write the song based in the scriptures outlined above,
Early in the spring of 1905, my husband and I were sojourning in Elmira, New York. We contracted a deep friendship for a couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle—true saints of God. Mrs. Doolittle had been bedridden for nigh twenty years. Her husband was an incurable cripple who had to propel himself to and from his business in a wheel chair. Despite their afflictions, they lived happy Christian lives, bringing inspiration and comfort to all who knew them. One day while we were visiting with the Doolittles, my husband commented on their bright hopefulness and asked them for the secret of it. Mrs. Doolittle’s reply was simple: “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” The beauty of this simple expression of boundless faith gripped the hearts and fired the imagination of Dr. Martin and me. The hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” was the outcome of that experience.
—Civilla Martin

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No matter what situation your in, no matter what pain and sorrow you experience. No matter what hardships you endure, no matter what…GOD watches over you.

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It may seem to you that so many things happen on this earth, so many things happen to us that there’s NO WAY that GOD is watching and listening. The world is full of hate and pain. The world is full of sorrow.

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But, you see…GOD has empathy with the sparrows. So we can reasonably expect that HE has empathy with us in our struggles.

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Because man was created in GOD’S Image, and therefore more important than a sparrow. A sparrow doesn’t have the characteristics that man has. Contrary to popular atheist belief sentiment, GOD created man to possess many of HIS attributes.

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Moral qualities like love and justice, powers of wisdom, spirituality, speech and reason. Jesus Christ has a divine purpose for man. Not to keep knowledge and everlasting life from him.

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This is where the THREE tests come in….FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE come in.

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We see in a mirror dimly! Hope is an anchor in a world full of darkness. It’s our inner sanctuary behind the curtain of darkness. All things are dark and confused now, compared with what they will be hereafter.

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They can only be seen as by the reflection in a mirror, or in the description of a riddle; but hereafter our knowledge will be free from all obscurity and error.

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Temporal is now, and divine is then. Hope fastens our future on happiness.

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Love is the greatest, because it is the root of the other two; we believe only in that which we love; we hope only for that which we love.

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Love is the greatest because faith and hope are human, but GOD is love.

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5 responses

  1. Amen and praise the Lord.

    April 3, 2014 at 11:03 PM

  2. Rick

    I’ll second that Amen! This article is very uplifting to me and I thank you for that Virginia! I am on who seems to need this sort of upliftment often even though my faith in God is strong. Thank you.

    April 4, 2014 at 5:04 AM

  3. This is what I appreciate about you Ms Patrick. You have read what the Holy Spirit has ever so gently, spoken to to my inner man, firmly with no doubt, Matt 6:26
    Never fear, for fear is not of “El Shaddai,” The Supreme Giver of Life- God Almighty !! As you you mentioned in this writing, life offers opportunities
    that gives you that choice to make…..who are you going to trust when you’re world has fallen apart; man or Abba, Daddy, our Father in Heaven?
    It’s a big choice, but God made us freewill agents…..(there are times I wish He hadn’t, But I understand why our Father did) We must be diligent
    seek Godly council at these times. Josh 1:9
    You’ve done it once again, God bless you for blessing others!

    I Peter 5:8
    Mathew 19:26
    Rom 8:31

    Love In Jesus,
    Shelley

    April 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM

  4. Gary R. Sayers

    —- U have a HUGE HEART, Sis… THIS is the message to the Church, right now… We are to prepare for a WEDDING… God has promised we will NOT be judged with the world… The message of His ever present sweetness and personal CARE is OUR legacy… It is what the Father had to pay and His SON had to endure the horrible cross for… WE are the Children of HIS LOVE… As the darkness falls so thickly, our light will shine ever so brightly, starting within our OWN SOULS… From there it will shine to starved humanity, and the ‘last call’ of God for the ‘departing train’ will come from our own assurance of blessed acceptance before our BELOVED HOLY FATHER and our husband the eternal blessed SON OF HIS LOVE… It is an exciting, though extremely trying, time to be alive… Many prophets and patriarchs have looked to these times with anticipation but never got to live them… WE DO… Let the waterfall of God’s love flow freely out of you, Sis… This was a beautiful entry, and precious reminder to the faithful that GOD’S FAITHFULNESS is the REAL REASON for the SEASON… HE IS RISEN!!!!… And so shall WE!!!!!… A guy once told me that the empty tomb is likely ‘the foundation of our faith’… I think I might’ve done him one better; I responded; “it is far more likely THE TEMPLE of our WORSHIP…”..Let us hold HIM in HIS proper GLORY this season… Bless His Name… “Even so, COME LORD JESUS…”

    April 5, 2014 at 1:55 PM

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