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

Jen­nie Shel­don Bow­den, in The Gold­en Sheaf (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1902), num­ber 169.

Ou­rense, ar­ranged by J. Ca­pe­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

I cannot see before me
What may my steps betide,
But God’s own eye is o’er me,
And He can seas divide.

Though danger may beset me,
The God of power’s my friend,
And He will never let me
Need care, and not defend.

Though Satan’s hosts defy me,
My God is more than they,
And help He’ll not deny me,
While I His will obey.