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When Birds Worry

When the birds begin to worry

And the lilies toil and spin,

And God’s creatures all are anxious,

Then I also may begin.

For my Father sets their table,

Decks them out in garments fine,

And if He supplies their living,

Will He not provide for mine?

Just as noisy, common sparrows

Can be found most anywhere—

Unto some just worthless creatures,

If they perish who would care?

Yet our Heavenly Father numbers

Every creature great and small,

Caring even for the sparrows.

Marking when to earth they fall.

If His children’s hairs are numbered,

Why should we be filled with fear?

He has promised all that’s needful,

And in trouble to be near.