Words: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901

Music: Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915

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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: why should my heart be sad;
The Lord is King, let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!

This is my Father’s world. O let me not forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.
rhythm, violin, cello

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Key: D

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