Scripture Verse

Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Matthew 10:31


Words: Vir­gil O. Stamps, in His Voice of Love, ed­it­ed by James D. Vaug­han (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1924), num­ber 50, alt.

Music: Otis Dea­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Dea­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Virgil O. Stamps (1892–1940)


The One who notes the spar­row’s fall,
Cannot but hear me when I call;
So I’ll not dread the tempt­er’s snare,
For I am in the Sav­ior’s care.


He watch­es me both night and day,
He sees me when I lose my way;
He lifts me up when­e’er I fall:
He hears my ev­ery fee­ble call.

Tho’ tempt­ed oft by Sa­tan’s wiles,
Out where the host of sin be­guiles;
E’en tho’ I sin, He’ll hear my pray­er,
And res­cue me, I’m in His care.


My path may be among the thorns,
Where ev­il e’er the way ad­orns;
Yet I will trust His guid­ing hand,
To lead me to the pro­mised land.