This Is My Father’s World

The Lord recently touched my heart through the hymn, “This Is My Father’s World.” (Hear Gungor’s rendition here). The words and tune project a childlike confidence: everything is God’s and He is lovingly involved with all. Nothing can change that, and nothing can threaten the soul that rests in such a Father.

The text of the hymn is below. Some versions include a fourth verse but I prefer the three verse version. Our Father is steady and reliable. Find rest and safety in Him!

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:
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.

3 This is my Father’s world:
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King: let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let earth be glad!

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