His Eye Is On The Sparrow

These are items which are not displayed in our permanent exhibit but are offered here for online viewing.

This month we are featuring an item from the Ethel Waters exhibit. This LP, His Eye is on the Sparrow, features her trademark song (the title track) along with a number of other great gospel songs arranged by Paul Mickelson.

Ethel Waters was a legendary African-American actress, singer and entertainer. She began her career as a jazz singer, and went on to star in Broadway stages. Some of her popular musicals such as “The Member of the Wedding” and “Mamba’s Daughters” became successful in their time.

In 1957 she sang at her first Billy Graham Crusade at New York’s Madison Square Garden. She appeared at many other Crusades in the following years, singing His Eye is on the Sparrow, a song that has touched the heart of millions.

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3 Comments

  1. Eileen says:

    Your organisation has meant such a lot to me over the years. I would just love to hear this LP. She is such an artist.

  2. Lawrence Eckstein says:

    Would Love to know what day it was in 1957 in Madison Square Gardens when Ethel Waters, sang His eye is in the sparrow. Thank You !

    1. bglibrary says:

      Hi Lawrence,
      According to the Wheaton archives, it was August 3, 1957.

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