Sunday, April 04, 2010

This is My Father's World

This Is My Father's World was one of our songs this morning for worship. It's one of my favorites, and it's a very familiar one to our kids. Every night after the hugs and kisses and cups of water, we press play on their CD player. Every night they hear this hymn as they fall asleep. It's not the most obvious Easter hymn, but lyrically it is profound:

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!

The highlight of the morning was singing this hymn with Emma. She stood on a chair so that her head was leaning up by my chin. This was the first time that Emma and I have ever sung "together", and it was pretty special. She was belting out the hymn, I was singing and listening, and all was good in the world. Her little voice was so beautiful!

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.

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