Fear and Sparrows — A Song for Days of Uncertainty

Fear and Sparrows — Luke 12:4–7“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

— Luke 12:4–7

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Why do you fear the one
With power to kill the body
And after that
Can do nothing more?
Why do you fear to lose
A life already passing?
Do you fear the one
Who cannot touch your soul?

Chorus 1:
I tell you: Fear the One
With the power to kill the body
And after death can cast the soul to hell.
I tell you: fear the Judge
Whose law you have rejected;
For His wrath is more than any word can tell.

Do not fear, my friends,
But watch the worthless sparrows –
God cares for them, though they are for pennies sold.
How can you fear when He
Your ev’ry hair has numbered,
Who gave His Son to ransom back your soul.

Chorus 2:
I tell you: Rest in him
Who killed his Son to save you;
Fear not, for he has raised him from the dead.
I tell you: Rest in him
For it is your Father’s pleasure
To give you all his kingdom in the end.

Words by Eric Schumacher, music by Jeff Bourque. © 2012 Hymnicity, administrated by Hymnicity. All rights reserved. CCLI Song #7037338