Monday, June 30, 2008

sparrows

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

"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

i sing because i'm happy
i sing because i'm free
his eye is on the sparrow
and i know he watches me

i can't see beyond july 28 right now. i can't see where i'll lay my head after september 15. i can't see who i'm going to drink a beer with come august 1. or a gin and tonic and talk about live, love, and theology. i can't see how i'll afford to buy food starting tomorrow. well, that's not entirely true since i've saved up a little. but the truth is, all i can see is 'but one step' at a time. that step is to fly out of here on july 28 and land in new york. i guess God has always had me on a need-to-know basis...and right now i don't need to know. but if he has an eye on some sparrow somewhere ... how much more does he keep an eye on me? he wants me to do well and to succeed. he will keep leading me on that path. up to me to follow. i'm free and mostly happy... this is why i sing.

2 comments:

Elaine said...

He does watch you. You always have a place to stay with me, Brother.
-E

Maureen said...

I tore that song out of one of the pew bibles at the Academy when I was a four deg. It's a good one. :) Hope you are enjoying your new journey.