Hymn: ‘This is My Father’s World’

The heavens proclaim the glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

This is one of those ancient hymns you learn in Sunday school–if they’re not too busy bull-riding in your church–and never forget. The video is performed by Fernando Ortega. Here are the lyrics’

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.

Pay special attention to this last verse–words we need to hear.

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 the earth be glad!

There has never been a time, in my lifetime, when the wrong ever seemed so strong as it seems today. But God is the ruler yet: all the wonderful works of His hands, which we see everywhere, declare to us: “God is nigh.”

6 comments on “Hymn: ‘This is My Father’s World’

  1. He’s Still God is one of my current favorite songs, along with the one you posted here. No matter how people rail against Him, they can do nothing that He does not initiate or allow. period.

  2. One of my favorites. Another favorite is ‘How Firm a Foundation’. And my favorite line in that is:
    “That soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose / I’ll never no never forsake to his foes. / That soul, though all hell, should endeavor to shake . I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”
    Which is also very applicable to our position today.

    1. Oops, it should be “That soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose / I’ll never, no never DESERT to his foes, etc…”

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