Friday, August 10, 2007

Would You Know?

One of my favorite songs of all time is, "His Eye Is on the Sparrow", written in 1905 by Civilla D. Martin and composer Charles Gabriel. It was sung at my wedding and makes me cry every time I sing it, hear it or think about it's meaning.

The greatest recording would most definitely have to go to Mahalia Jackson, but today I ran across a version that stunned me. A group called "Big Mama" (named so as they are considered "fat" in Korean culture... phhh!) singing it so amazingly that I listened to it over and over. The thing that got me was the fact that this is a Korean singing group and they are singing it in English. It is obvious to me that more than likely they do not speak English well if at all, but I have not dug any deeper than my initial impression so I could be wrong. It starts a little "iffy", but keep listening. When I stopped watching and just started listening, I forgot that they were Korean. Does it really even matter anyway? They were singing about the same King Mahalia sung about, or anyone else singing this song.

Sometimes it can be hard to think about believers in other countries, but they are out there in droves and God loves them just as much as He loves us. I am a proud American, but not too proud to remember that The Church is global and my King comes far before my country. Enjoy this and pray for the brothers and sisters in countries not so free to worship.


Tami said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Susie said...

That's fantastic!! :o)

Jamie said...

That is one of my favorite hymns. They did a great job! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.