21. 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
Reviser (vs. 2): Mary Babcock Crawford, 1909-
Author: Maltbie Babcock, 1858-1901
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: S.M.D.
Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34; Psalm 19:1; Isaiah 52:7; Psalm 8:3; Psalm 103:19; Genesis 1:28; Psalm 98:8-9; Job 38:7; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 50:10
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: TERRA BEATA
Adapter: Franklin L. Sheppard, 1852-1930
Meter: S.M.D.
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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