“The earth is the LORD’s, and all it contains.” – Psalm 24:1

This Is My Father’s World

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 3:
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.

 

Words: Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901)
Music: Franklin L. Sheppard (1852-1930)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek