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Jilleen: Music

This Is My Father's World

(Modern Day Hymn Arrangement)
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.

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 everywhere.

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
And 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. Amen

Original Text by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1858-1901
Music by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1852-1930
Public Domain