His Eye Is on the Sparrow

The Sparrow

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The story behind the hymn…
Mrs. Doolittle of Elmira, New York had spent twenty years of her life stuck in bed. Her husband was a bit better off, because at least Mr. Doolittle was able to get about in a wheelchair. Yet, when Civilla Martin visited the Doolittles in 1904, she was amazed to find the dear couple had joy in the midst of their very difficult day-to-day lives. When Civilla asked Mrs. Doolittle whether she ever got discouraged, the physically (but not spiritually) invalid woman said, “Mrs. Martin, how can I be discouraged when my heavenly Father watches over each little sparrow and I know He loves and cares for me?”
Those few words inspired Civilla Martin to jot down the lines of what has become a very beloved and encouraging hymn.