一羽の雀

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一羽の雀(いちわのすずめ、英語: His Eye Is on the Sparrow)はゴスペル讃美歌である。

今日ではアフリカ系アメリカ人による礼拝においてよく歌われる歌であるが、この曲は元々、1905年に2人の白人の作家(作詞者シビラ・マーティンと作曲家チャールズ・ゲイブリル)によって作られた。

この歌は、この曲を自伝のタイトルに用いた、役者で歌手のエセル・ウォーターズと密接な関係にある。

曲の霊感[編集]

この曲のテーマは、マタイによる福音書イエスの言葉に霊感を受けている。

歌詞[編集]

一番
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.

リフレイン
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.

二番
"Let not your heart be troubled," His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

三番
Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.