His Eye Is On The Sparrow Ethel Waters Written in 1905 by Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel Lyrics listed in Public Domain
(I sing because Iím happy,) (I sing because Iím free,) (For His eye is on the sparrow,) (And I know He watches me.)
So why should I feel discouraged, Or why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, Away from heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion My constant friend is He: For his eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
So I sing because Iím happy, Oh yes I sing because Iím free, For His eye is on on the sparrow, And children I know, How I know, that He watches me. And I know that He watches me.
Ethel Waters (October 31 1896 - September 1 1977), one of the most influential jazz and blues singers of her time, most known for her "His Eye Is On The Sparrow, popularised many song classics including "Stormy Weather". Waters was also the first African-American woman to be given equal billing with white stars in Broadway shows, and to play leading roles in Hollywood films.
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