God’s Eye Is on the Sparrow

His Eye Is on the SparrowThe records of the incomparable Mahalia Jackson were much loved in my home as a child. This song, then, as now, was one of my favorites of her recordings.

The actual title of the song is Why Should I Feel Discouraged. Also, in the United Church of Christ we use gender neutral language. So, you may be more familiar with the original text version, His Eye Is on the Sparrow. God’s Eye Is on the Sparrow is # 475 in the New Century Hymnal.

To sing along, go to https://hymnary.org/text/why_should_i_feel_discouraged for the old text and the music.

Just a reminder that the complete collection of these hymn recordings is available for free listening (streaming) at https://soundcloud.com/hilton-kean-jones/sets/hymns-at-lakewood. When each new recording is posted on the church website, it is also added to this album.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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