My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me


But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

Dwell on the title of this classic hymn, My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me. How great is it that we, you and I, are children of God and He loves us with a fatherly love. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God (1 John 3:1).

I could write more but the Bible proclaims His provision for us perfectly. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof (Matt 6:26-34).

There are many, numerous scripture about God’s provisions. I leave you one more. Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary. Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor</em (Psalms 68-9:10).

I first heard My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me as a child in church but I also remember hearing it sang by the Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet sing it on a Sunday morning radio broadcast. While I have not heard this wonderful hymn sang in church in years, if occasionally rises from my heart, such as today, reminding me of God’s love and provision.

My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me was written by William Martin in 1910. Charles Gabriel wrote the music.

I trust in God wherever I may be,
Upon the land, or on the rolling sea,
For come what may, from day to day,
My heav’nly Father watches over me
.

Chorus: I trust in God, I know He cares for me;
On mountain bleak or on the stormy sea;
Though billows roll, He keeps my soul;
My heav’nly Father watches over me.

He makes the rose an object of His care,
He guides the eagle through the pathless air,
And surely He remembers me;
My heav’nly Father watches over me.

I trust in God, for, in the lion’s den,
On battlefield, or in the prison pen,
Through praise or blame, through flood or flame,
My heav’nly Father watches over me.

The valley may be dark, the shadows deep,
But, oh, the Shepherd guards His lonely sheep;
And through the gloom He’ll lead me home,
My heav’nly Father watches over me
.

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