This is My Father’s World

Recently, the hymn “This is my Father’s world” plays in my head when we’re out enjoying nature. As the words say:
and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.

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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.

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This is my Father’s world,
the birds their carols raise,
the morning light, the lily white,
declare their maker’s praise.

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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.

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Words from:

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 144
Text: Maltbie D. Babcock
Music: Trad. English melody; adapt. by Franklin L. Sheppard