Thursday, February 09, 2012

For Susan


  1. His Eye Is on the Sparrow

  2. 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.
    • Refrain:
      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.
  3. “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;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
  4. 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;
    His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

~Civilla D. Martin

7 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry I missed seeing you yesterday. I wanted to tell you how beautiful and moving this song and your voice were. xo

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  2. Patricia1:10 PM

    Dear Marty, please know I'm thinking about you today, and let me know if I can help you somehow. Anyhow.

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  3. Your performance was absolutely amazing and breathtaking. I believe the consensus at the reception was that nobody could believe you made it through the entire piece with such a continued strength.

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  4. I was at the service and while you were singing I was so captured by your voice. I kept thinking "Wow, this church really landed themselves an awesome vocialist". Then after you sang we stoof up and I saw an open program in on the pew in front of me and saw you name. Wow. I am so in awe of you. De in D.C. was next to me and can totally vouch for the lack in ability of singing I have. You have an amazing voice. What a fabolous gift you gave to Susan at the service.

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  5. What a beautiful offering this song was to Susan, and what a tremendous comfort it was to those of us who cared for her. I've spent hours searching online for a version that sounded even close to the one I heard you sing on Wednesday. They don't even come close.

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  6. Your voice made an already beautiful day dazzling. Thank you for singing what her loved ones needed to feel.

    I keep repeating the refrain over and over in these hard days, a mantra to remember that our Susan is now happy and free. Forevermore.

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