Scripture Verse

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father…So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29–31

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The New Shin­ing Star, ed­it­ed by The­o­dore Per­kins (New York: F. J. Hunt­ing­ton, 1864), num­ber 15.

Music: Eas­ter Island The­o­dore E. Per­kins, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Little modest violet blue,
Spangled o’er with morning dew,
Laughing in the sportive air,
God has made thy leaves so fair;
Little lambs that skip and play
In the meadow fresh and gay,
God protects you by His care,
He has made your fleece so fair.

Little star with golden eye,
God has placed thee in the sky;
Little bird with glassy wing,
God has taught thee how to sing;
Little clouds that lightly rest,
On the bosom of the west,
Floating in the summer air,
God has made your form so fair.

Little merry, laughing child,
Ever playful, ever wild,
Full of gladness, full of love,
God has made thee, God above;
He thy little spirit keeps,
For He never, never sleeps;
When thy little life is past,
He will take thee home at last.