370. This Is My Father’s World

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1 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.

2 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 heaven be one.

Text Information
First Line: This is my Father's world
Title: This Is My Father’s World
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock (1901)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: SMD
Scripture: Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 24:1; Psalm 50:10-12; Psalm 103:19; Psalm 104:24; Psalm 145:10-13; Matthew 12:20-21; John 16:33; Romans 16:20; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 12:10
Topic: Assurance; Creation; Hope (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Franklin L. Sheppard (1915)
Harmonizer: Edward Shippen Barnes (1926, alt.)
Meter: SMD
Key: E♭ Major

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When pastor of a Presbyterian church in Lockport, New York, the author of this text referred to his morning walks as “going out to see my Father’s world.” The tune created for these words is based on an English melody the composer learned from his mother when he was a boy.

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