Updated: May 2, 2020
I asked Kimberly Stephens to share what makes the song His Eye is On the Sparrow special. Here's her reply:
The song "His Eye is On the Sparrow" is special because it's based on these verses:
“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)
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows." (Matthew 10:29-31)
If he supplies the needs of the simple sparrow and I am valued as more than many sparrows then I should feel comfort in knowing that no matter what happens in my life, discouragement or shadows that make me so sad that I don't want to even live, that I should never fear.
For when I have Jesus I can be happy because I am free and He takes care of me in everything.
I want to add that it [His Eye is On the Sparrow] leads into why Great Is Thy Faithfulness is special to me.
"All that I have needed Thy hand hath provided"
When I sing that line for sure, I can't help but lift up my hand.
Those songs go hand in hand for me.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24)