I sing because I'm happy; I sing because I'm free! His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.
"His Eye Is on the Sparrow"
by Civilla D. Martin, 1905
Hiding ourselves isn't exactly a popular concept these days -- let alone hiding ourselves in Christ. Our culture celebrates the opposite: showing only the best sides of ourselves everywhere, especially in social media. There is nothing wrong with that, per se (after all, nobody really needs to see our dirty laundry, right?) but it makes it harder to remember the truth of the gospel. This classic hymn gets the message right. Let's hide ourselves -- all of ourselves, sin included -- in the One who made us, knows us, loves us and has the power to cleanse and sanctify us. There is great comfort in this ever-available Hiding Place.
My life flows on in endless song; Above earth’s lamentation. I hear the sweet, though far off, hymn