Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
| ||Psalm 80 Qui regis Israel|
|1||Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock; *|
shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.
|2||In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, *|
stir up your strength and come to help us.
|3||Restore us, O God of hosts; *|
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
|4||O LORD God of hosts, *|
how long will you be angered
despite the prayers of your people?
|5||You have fed them with the bread of tears; *|
you have given them bowls of tears to drink.
12:32 "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.