Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sabbath celebration Father's world...

This Is My Father's World
(hymn by Rev. Maltbie D Babcock, 1901)

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!


  1. =) Did you compose the piece? It's so beautiful. I like the line ' This my Father's world, why should I be sad '. Thanks for sharing this. =)

  2. I would love to claim this piece as my creation, but it is actually an old hymn written by Rev. Maltbie D Babcock in the 1800's. (published 1901) I liked what one writer noted: "...This hymn is more than just an outburst of song about nature, but rather a seasoned appreciation, beautifully worded, of an unfailing trust in God. In this hymn, Babcock portrays the message of "God's Presence, God's Personality, God's Power, God's Purpose." " Well said!!


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