‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ Live Performance By Maggie Beth Phelps

The official music video for ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ by Maggie Beth Phelps is so inspiring and uplifting.

His Eye Is On The Sparrow Maggie Beth Phelps

Maggie is the daughter of David Phelps and has clearly inherited his talent for singing and music.

This video is from the live concert filming of David Phelps’ Hymnal: A Journey of Faith Through Hymns.

“Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26) and “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

The words of this Bible verse were used to write the words of the classic Christian hymn ‘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.

‘His Eye Is on the Sparrow’ was written in 1905 by lyricist Civilla D. Martin and composer Charles H. Gabriel. It became really popular after actress-singer Ethel Waters used the title for her autobiography. Mahalia Jackson’s recording of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2010.

Chorus:
I sing because I’m happy
I sing because I’m free
His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

The video of Maggie Beth Phelps singing ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ was filmed at the Barn at the Phelps Farm.

Today more than ever this hymn appeals to us because we are called to be happy and content in all situations because God is looking over us.

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katherine jeffcoat

Beautifully done. Nice arrangement.

Kimberly Kau

Aloha from Hawaii.

What a beautiful musical rendition of a classic song!!

Connie Sparks

Beautiful.

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