Lead Sheet (PDF)
melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)Key of D
Full Score (PDF)
four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)Key of D
Music Image (PNG)
melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)Key of D
Text: Maltbie D. Babcock
Music: English Folk Tune
Tune: Terra Patris
LBW/WOV Hymn: #554
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #34
Scripture: Colossians 1:16
1 This is my Father's world, And to my list'ning 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 ev'rywhere.
3 This is my Father's world; Oh, let me not 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 earth be glad!