Playlist: This is my Father’s World

So often, and moreso now with recent natural disasters, wars, almost daily acts of mass terrorism, the murders of Christians, the unending, seemingly “unwinnable” battle against human trafficking, I need the reminder that this is my Father’s world.

Psalm 103:19 reminds us:

The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on 103:19-22 notes, “He that made all rules all, and both by a word of power: He has prepared His throne, has fixed and established it that it cannot be shaken; He has afore-ordained all the measures of His government and does all according to the counsel of His own will… He takes cognizance of all the inhabitants, and all the affairs, of this lower world, and disposes all persons and things according to the counsel of His will, to His own glory (Daniel 4:35): His kingdom rules over all kings and all kingdoms, and from it there is no exempt jurisdiction.”

 

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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!

Lyrics found on http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh144.sht

(The version sung by Fernando Ortega includes the alternative ending of the third verse: “This is my Father’s world. The battle is not done. Jesus who died shall be satisfied, and earth and heav’n be one”).

Click here for history of the hymn.

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2 thoughts on “Playlist: This is my Father’s World

  1. Hello E…thank you for the powerful and comforting reminder that everything is firmly in God’s control. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song. I love Fernando Ortega’s music. The song brings back memories of being in Bible Study Fellowship…we sang this song in our class.

    Praise God for the timeless truths from His Word found in beautiful hymns, songs and spiritual songs. May your heart be uplifted!

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