This is my Father’s World

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Years ago when I was a little girl, I remember singing the hymn, “This is my Father’s World” in children’s church.  It was one of my favorites.  I loved the words, the melody, and especially the giant-sized picture book that accompanied the song.  Each page contained the lyrics and a beautiful illustration of scenes of nature.  Even as a young child, I found comfort and rest in my Father’s World.  May the words and pictures below minister to your heart.

 

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This is my Father’s World,

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and to my listening ears

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All nature sings,

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and round me rings the music of the spheres.

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This is my Father’s world,

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I rest me in the thought

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Of rocks and trees;

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of skies and seas

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His hand the wonders wrought.

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This is my Father’s world,

the birds their carols raise

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The morning light,

the lily white,

declare their Maker’s praise.

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This is my Father’s world,

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He shines in all that’s fair;

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In the rustling grass I hear Him pass

He speaks to me everywhere.

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