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95. This Is My Father's World

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 us not forget
that though the wrong is great and strong,
God is the ruler yet.
He trusts us with his world,
to keep it clean and fair--
all earth and trees, all skies and seas,
all creatures everywhere.

3 This is my Father's world:
he shines in all that's fair;
in rustling grass I hear him pass--
he speaks to me everywhere.
This is my Father's world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King, let heaven ring!
God reigns; let earth be glad.

Text Information
First Line: This is my Father's world
Title: This Is My Father's World
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock (1901)
Reviser (stanza 2): Mary Babcock Crawford (1972)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: SMD
Scripture: Psalm 97:1
Topic: Singing God's Story: Creation
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: TERRA BEATA
Adapter: Franklin L. Sheppard (1915)
Meter: SMD
Key: E♭ Major
Source: English



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