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 heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
My constant friend is He:
//His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.//
           Refrain
I sing because Im happy,
I sing because Im 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.//

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.//