554. This Is My Father's World

1 This is my Father's world,
And to my list'ning 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;
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 ev'rywhere.

3 This is my Father's world;
Oh, 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 Information
First Line: This is my Father's world
Title: This Is My Father's World
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901
Meter: S M D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Celebration, Jubilation; Creation
Tune Information
Name: TERRA PATRIS
Composer: Franklin L. Sheppard, 1852-1930 (adapt.)
Meter: S M D
Key: D Major



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