This is My Father’s World ~ Hymn

This is My Father’s World

This is my Father’s world,
and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
his hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world,
the birds their carols raise,
the morning light, the lily white,
declare their maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
he shines in all that’s fair;
in the rustling grass I hear him pass;
he speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!

Text: Maltbie D. Babcock
Music: Trad. English melody; adapt. by Franklin L. Sheppard
Tune: TERRA BEATA, Meter: SMD

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage on their site and have replaced my photos with black and grey boxes of ugliness. I’m slowly deleting those boxes from my blog and trying to update so many posts, very frustrating.

9 thoughts on “This is My Father’s World ~ Hymn

  1. Ah! This one I know and it is one of my favorites. I can hear Anne Herring singing it right now. Are you familiar with Second Chapter of Acts (musical group). They have such angelic voices.
    I hope you have a blessed Sunday today, Ellen B.. Are you off doing anything fun after church, of course!? Hee! Hee!
    One more thing…I love the photo’s. The one of the hawk on the stick is gorgeous. They’re all gorgeous actually.

  2. Oh another thing, I ‘m so excited about Thursday ABC’s that I went a little nuts and made me a button, badge, whatever, and put it in my side bar. I emailed Snuffy to let her know and told her she could use it if she chose to. If not, no hard feelings. So the offer is open to anyone participating. So now you have learned that I am a total geek among other things… smile.

  3. Love the hymn and pictures………how blessed with are with our treasury of hymnbooks and how poor will be the next generation without them.
    Yes some of the songs we sing are wonderful, but the old teaching hymns that are embedded deep in our souls are so precious.
    I sometimes try to remember as much of a hymn as I can as I drift off to sleep.
    Oh for my 18 yr old memory.

  4. Love this hymn – one of my faves. But I never really did learn all the words — well, I will have this week to learn them! YAY! I am excited.

    Thanks again, Ellen!

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