Bonus Hymn, ‘This Is My Father’s World’

I quoted this hymn in my last post, and now I’ve just got to have it. This was a favorite in Sunday school; but now that I’m older, it was power to move me deeply. Hard to hold back the tears!

This Is My Father’s World–performed by students at Fountainview Academy.

Nooze-Free Sunday

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We should be acutely, painfully, miserably embarrassed by the news these days–and by the characters who (ahem!) “report” it.

So on Sunday I’d rather turn away from nooze. Let’s have hymns, let’s have prayers, let’s have rejoicing in God’s works, and by all means let’s have comedy. But let’s not have the nooze. It can surely wait till tomorrow. The same wicked morons who were screwing us in Congress on Friday will still be screwing us tomorrow.

I am up too early this morning, but there was a payoff: I saw the goldfinch again. Such a bright and brilliant yellow!

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I see one of these and think, “No way God abandons this world He made, and that He went to the Cross to save! No way he hands it over to the monsters!”

This is my Father’s world!/ O let me ne’er forget

That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,

God is the ruler yet.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

This old Sunday school favorite never fails to move me–This Is My Father’s World, sung here by Fernando Ortega. It reminds me, somehow, that every good thing I have ever known has been the gift of God the Father.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

I’ve loved this hymn since I was a boy in Sunday school–This Is My Father’s World, sung here by James Loynes.

“This is my Father’s world,/ O let me ne’er forget/ That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,/ God is the ruler yet.”

Amen to that!

‘This Is My Father’s World’

It’s positively freezing, up here in Jersey-land; and yet all the trees are suddenly in bud, and even our ancient dogwood tree has opened up its blossoms. God’s stuff is on the move.

Here’s a new rendition of a classic hymn, This Is My Father’s World, performed by Keith & Kristyn Getty… with plenty of beautiful things to enjoy.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

And when God looked on His creation, which He had made, He saw that it was very good…

This Is My Father’s World, sung by Fernando Ortega. I think I want to hear this twice.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

I don’t think I know a hymn more beautiful than this one–This Is My Father’s World. Performed outdoors by students at Fountainview Academy.

“This is my father’s world! O let me ne’er forget/ That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,/ He is the ruler yet.”

‘This Is My Father’s World’

No hymn contest entries today so far, so I’ll go with one of my own favorites–in fact, an old Sunday school favorite: This Is My Father’s World, sung here by Fernando Ortega.

“This is my Father’s world, and let me ne’er forget/ that tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong, He is the ruler yet…”

‘This Is My Father’s World’ (Fountainview)

I love this hymn! I’ve always loved it: This Is My Father’s World, an old Sunday school favorite, performed here by the students at Fountainview Academy.

We shouldn’t take the beauties of this world for granted. They are God’s conscious work, and He shares it with us.

“No Weapon That Is Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper”

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This little essay (in 2019) by Mark Rushdoony is as good as a sermon–especially now, when it looks like the ungodly own all the reins of power and can no more be restrained.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/no-weapon-that-is-formed-against-thee-shall-prosper

It brings to my mind these lines from a hymn, This Is My Father’s World:

“This is my Father’s world, and let me ne’er forget/ That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,/ God is the ruler yet.”

Mark launches his text from the book of Esther: “The story of Esther is not primarily about the salvation of God but of His government, particularly as it works through unbelievers.”

Through unbelievers? Yes! When there are no good guys around to stop the bad guys, God will use other bad guys against them–or even, as He did to Pharaoh in the days of Moses, against themselves. But yes, He will work through unbelievers… whether they like it or not.

There is no corner in Heaven or on earth where God is not the sovereign Lord of All.