1 Though lonely be thy path, fear not, for He
Who marks the sparrow fall is guarding thee;
And not a star shines o'er thy head by night,
But He hath known that it will reach thy sight.
2 And not a grief can darken or surprise,
Swell in thy heart, or dim with tears thine eyes,
But it is sent in mercy and in love,
To bid thy helplessness seek strength above.