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Original Key: C Major MP3
A mellow and simple, yet moving arrangement of the classic hymn, This Is My Father's world. Perfect for soloists and congregational singing. Original text by Maltbie D Babcock and tune by Franklin L Shephard, published in 1901. Three verses, with a key change - up one whole step - for the third verse.
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!
KEY CHANGE: This arrangement features three verses with a key change - up one whole step - for the third verse.
This arrangement copyright © 2011 by One Light Music.