“No Weapon That Is Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper”

This Is My Father's World - with Lyrics - YouTube

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.

 

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

We have two hymn requests this morning, this one from “thewhiterabbit.”

This Is My Father’s World is one of my all-time favorite hymns, sung here by the students at Fountainview Academy. My favorite lyric:

“Yet though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”

The judge of all the earth shall surely do right.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

I thought we needed this today: …And let me ne’er forget/ That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,/ God is the ruler yet. And He can see what a hash we’ve made of things.

This Is My Father’s World, sung by Fernando Ortega; with background sets by God the Father.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

I loved this hymn in Sunday school, but I love it even more now. Enough beauty has been paved and bulldozed out of my environment to make me appreciate God’s work. This Is My Father’s World (“And tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet”), sung by Fernando Ortega.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

This was a Sunday school favorite of mine, and still is–This Is My Father’s World. It carries an important message: “This is my Father’s world, and let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”

Performed by Central Study Hour Worship.

‘This Is My Father’s World’

One of my all-time favorite hymns, going back to Sunday school–This Is My Father’s World, here sung by Fernando Ortega. I don’t know about you, but the beauty of God’s handiwork, coupled with a hymn like this, never fails to stir my soul.

‘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.