This Is My Father’s World

A favorite for sure…
Joining:
Alphabe-Thursday, letter T
According to http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm:
Words: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901. While a pas­tor in Lockport, New York, Babcock liked to hike in an area called “the escarpment,” an ancient up­thrust ledge near Lockport. It has a marvelous view of farms, orchards, and Lake Ontario, about 15 miles distant. It is said those walks in the woods inspired these lyrics. The title recalls an expression Babcock used when start­
ing a walk: “I’m going out to see my Father’s world.”

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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: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.

This is my Father’s world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, “The Lord is in this place.”
This is my Father’s world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Came—a pledge of deathless love.

This is my Father’s world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is King—let the heavens ring. God reigns—let the earth be glad.
This is my Father’s world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.

This is my Father’s world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam
Whate’er my lot, it matters not,
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7 Responses

  1. Laurie ~ awesome photo and wonderful post for T ~ (remembering singing that hymn a lot) xoxo

    artmusedog and carol

  2. The minute I saw your post title, I started singing this hymn! It’s so beautiful.

  3. It is good to be reminded of the words in the hymn. How true they are?

  4. I love it! It’s always a joy to stop here…

  5. Very interesting to read how the hymn came about.

  6. very nice! {:-D

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