This Is My Father's World
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901 (1858-1901)
Composer: Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915 (1852-1930)

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.

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!.