Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:31
Words: Ina D. Ogdon, in The New Make Christ King, edited by Edwin O. Excell (Chicago, Illinois: Glad Tidings Publishing, 1914), number 4.
Music: Karachi Bentley D. Ackley (🔊 pdf nwc).
I need not trouble for the morrow,
For I am in my Father’s care;
He will go with me as I journey,
For all my need He will prepare.
I know that He provides the lilies,
His eye each falling sparrow sees;
And so my soul will fear no evil,
For I am more to Him than these.
I need not either thirst or hunger;
His grace will never be denied;
He leads me to the living waters;
His daily manna is supplied.
I need not an abiding city,
I can tarry but a night;
My heart, my treasure, are in Heaven,
My raiment is a robe of white.
O may my faith increase before Him,
My service here His blessing gain;
Let me seek first my Father’s kingdom,
For all beside must be in vain!