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.
|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)|
|Topic:||Singing God's Story: Creation|
|Adapter:||Franklin L. Sheppard (1915)|