29. This Is My Father's World

This is my Father's (God's glorious) 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 (God's glorious) 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 God's glorious world,
O let us not forget
That all these wonders we can see
Reveal God's purpose yet.
This earth is ours in trust,
To tend and keep it fair,
With love for trees and skies and seas
And creatures everywhere.

Text Information
First Line: This is my Father's world
Title: This Is My Father's World
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Author (v. 3): Barbara Olmsted
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 6.6.8.6.D.
Topic: Beauty; Care for the environment; Children (5 more...)
Source: Thoughts for Every-Day Living, 1901
Tune Information
Name: TERRA BEATA
Harmonizer: Franklin L. Sheppard
Meter: 6.6.8.6.D.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Traditional English melody; Harm.: Alleluia, 1915



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