WHY SHOULD I FEEL DISCOURAGED?

 

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.

 


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 words I hear,

And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;

Tho' 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.


 

 

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 song 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 cares for me

His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He cares for me

 

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

Mrs C D Martin

 

This song was particularly meaningful to me one day when I was struggling with discouragement and despair. A friend of mine from church took the trouble to type it out for me, just to encourage me.

 Thanks , Andrew, for reminding me to sing God's praises even in the midst of my troubles, for I know that God cares for me.

What a wonderful thought that is...