Whitney Houston Belts the Sparrows

Whitney Houston is giving it her all on my playlist this morning.

One of my all-time fav’s!

  1. 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.
  2. “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.
  3. 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.

Paintbrush poised as I contemplate the words.

Too many years of depression and fighting to climb out of that dark bottomless pit have made this song one of my life themes…to remember where my hope should be…to take my eyes up instead of on the all-encompassing pain. Too often I feel insignificant and small, not dis-similar to our common sparrow friend, and at that time I need to hang onto someone bigger and stronger than me till the  storm inside my head abates. I need to find the solid and the true. HE is my solid rock!

I couldn’t paint without HIM. It doesn’t matter about ‘that special talent’ or your ‘amazing gift’ when your head is beating down beliefs, albeit false, about your worthlessness on this planet. HE is the one who lifts my head!

And so it feels just right to have a simple sparrow as my art motif. HIS eye is on this sparrow, and I know HE watches me. I am forever grateful.

Wanna belt it out with Whitney and me? Jump on over to my facebook page, click like and sing along.  https://www.facebook.com/lyndasymonsartist

Lynda Symons©2015

Lynda Symons©2015

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