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‘This Is My Father’s World’

I love this old hymn, This Is My Father’s World–especially these lines: “And though the wrong seem oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” Amen!

Performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia.


‘This Is My Father’s World’

I’ve always loved this hymn, This Is My Father’s World. I guess because I love beautiful places. There are those who don’t. But we are here today to celebrate God’s handiwork. Fernando Ortega sings. The beauty whispers, “God is nigh!”


By Request, ‘This Is My Father’s World’

I loved this hymn in Sunday school, I love it now–This Is My Father’s World. Joshua requested this instrumental version by the Quarter Note Quartet. No lyrics, so you have to let the music speak to you as music speaks, and the gorgeous scenery as beauty speaks: all the work of God’s hands.

As to how the musicians got to the top of that basaltic dome, your guess is as good as mine.


By Request, ‘This Is My Father’s World’

Joshua has requested one of my favorite hymns–fell in love with it in Sunday school, so long ago–This Is My Father’s World. Vocals by GLAD; set design by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.


‘This Is My Father’s World’

Having two deaths in my family virtually back-to-back has made hymns more precious to me. I feel them more acutely. But I’ve always loved this one, This Is My Father’s World. “Though the wrong seem oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”


‘This Is My Father’s World’

This sweet old classic hymn is for everyone this morning, but especially for Phoebe, Linda, and Erlene, our sisters and fellowsoldiers: This Is My Father’s World, sung here by Fernando Ortega. Plus lovely pictures of God’s handiwork. Reminds me of the last snowy night we had, when we looked out the window to see two deer looking in.


‘This Is My Father’s World’

This Is My Father’s World is one of my favorite hymns. It never fails to move me. I very much wanted it performed by a lady in a print dress on the Sunday school piano, but it seemed every version I looked at on youtube today was being performed by someone who thought he or she was auditioning for a Las Vegas floor show. Finally I found Daniel Choo, here, with his guitar. Thank you, Daniel–very nice.


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

How I love this hymn! This Is My Father’s World, written by Maltbie Babcock in 1901, from his farm in upstate New York, and set to a traditional English melody in 1915 (according to Cyberhymnal–I don’t actually know all this stuff!), and here performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy, British Columbia. It really goes well with canoeing smoothly over glassy water…


‘This Is My Father’s World’ (Joslin Grove Choral Society)

I love this hymn, This Is My Father’s World, and I love this no-frills performance of it by the Joslin Grove Choral Society. Words to hold on to: “Yet though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.” Not since World War II has the wrong been as strong as it is now. But it will never be as strong as God.


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

Here the sun is shining brightly on a smooth blanket of pure white snow, under an azure sky streaked with cottony clouds: this is my Father’s world.

I’ve been posting a hymn every day now for a year–or is it nearer two years?–and it seems to be that I’m more moved by them, emotionally, instead of less  I find the sky and the snow more moving, too, along with everything else out there: my Father’s handiwork, all of which speaks softly, “God is nigh.” And I know they speak truth: I can feel it.

You feel it, too, don’t you? And if only we knew how to express it!


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