The Sparrow’s Song

Audio Narration

I saw the song sparrow singing his song;
his melodious voice was so clear,
at once my own heart started singing along,
and rejoiced as each note kissed my ear.

The song that he sang was as old as the world;
it was learned on the day he was made.
I heard in the song of that sweet little bird,
flawless Eden’s first morning portrayed.

The notes of his song caused my soul to resound,
and a longing began to arise.
And when he was done I had suddenly found
I was weeping fair Eden’s demise.

“For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved.”

Paul’s Letter to the Romans, chapter 8, verses 22-24a


Man’s rebellion against our Creator God not only brought the curse of sin and death upon himself, but also upon the whole of creation, which even now bears within its savage beauty the unmistakable marks of a perfection now lost.

It is to the glory of God that He is bringing about not only the redemption of those who come to Christ in faith, but that the entire natural order will be redeemed at the end of the age when He “makes all things new.”

Image credit: Craig Sabin

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25 thoughts on “The Sparrow’s Song

    1. O, I think the same thing! I love the small creatures, especially the birds. Robins, chickadees, and cardinals are my favorites because they are such cute and charming singers!

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  1. Craig,

    I love your poem “The Sparrow;s Song” and the photos that go with it. The audio is great, too! Just like having you here reading it to me. What a wonderful way to start my day!

    Thank you! Love, Mom


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    1. Hi Mom! What a joy to hear from you in this venue! I’m so glad you like it! May the Lord bless you today. Please give my love to Jim also. Love you! Craig


  2. What a wonderful gift God has given to you and to me and other readers through you. Thank you so much for sharing and I’m thanking God even now for you and Sue. I’m praying for those reading this now to draw closer to God through the work of His Spirit in their hearts and as they read His Words to desire to pick up the Bible and to continue seeking and finding Him. I’m praying for special blessings for you and your family during advent and Christmas.


    On Sun, Nov 28, 2021, 12:13 PM Poetic Perspectives wrote:

    > craig sabin posted: ” Audio Narration I saw the song sparrow singing his > song;his melodious voice was so clear,at once my own heart started singing > along,and rejoiced as each note kissed my ear. The song that he sang was as > old as the world;it was learned on the day” >

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Becky! Thank you, too, for the delightful card from you and Dave. What a blessing to be remembered in prayer. I will soon be writing you back. Blessings to you and Dave!


  3. Brother, your writing is truly inspired with beauty and deep meaning. You portray the sparrow as the Lord created him – unique and gifted.
    Thank you Craig, this poem is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa Beth! The birds hold a special place in my heart, as the Lord has used them to minister to my spirit many times. No longer able to go out into nature, yet these precious little creatures come and perch outside my window and sing to me. Blessings to you!

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  4. So thankful that we have the music of songbirds even east of Eden. You have blessed me with your poem, Craig, even as I long with you for Christ’s return.

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  5. Well done Craig. I love the throaty songs of the sparrow. I often think of the perfect creation and what is now when I am on wilderness trips, when I hunt and fish and when I take the camera on outings. You captured it in prose.
    Good to see you writing again. Nice pictures.

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    1. Thanks Gary! It is really something to contemplate (I often do so at length as well). I’m glad to be writing again also. As always, the pictures were lucky shots. A bit fuzzy due to distance and camera shake, but suitable to my purpose, and really had me admiring this little guy. Blessings to you!

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