Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Morning Poetry

pieces of heaven

This Is My Father's World

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!

~ Maltbie Babcock, 1901

Listen.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. Happy Thanksgiving.

19 comments:

Kelli said...

Beautiful. :)

Tracy said...

Beautiful post, Relyn. That photo is really beautiful as well. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. XXOO

linda said...

Thanks for sharing that poem Relyn. That is something that we really need to remember, "O let me ne'er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the rule yet!" Amen sister, a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Derrick said...

Perfect for a Sunday morning and a beautiful photograph too, Relyn.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I remember singing this
as a little girl.
"He speaks to me everywhere"
indeed!
I never paid attention
to the words.
Maybe they paid attention
to me, just the same:)
-Jennifer

Erin Wallace said...

Learned this when I was a wee girl. Still one of my favorite hymns.

Jeanne said...

How beautiful indeed.
Happy Thanksgiving to you my darling friend
I am half American by birth and embrace that day right along with you.
Love Jeanne

Rita said...

I love this song. It is beautiful and I am thankful that it is His world and that He gives us all that is in it. Have a blessed day.

Georgianna said...

A magnificent hymn for this week of thankfulness. And a jaw-dropping, stunning image, Relyn. Glorious!

Cinner said...

Beautiful, happy thanksgiving, I hope Sloan is feeling well, enjoy. hugs.

SE'LAH... said...

you know this is my favourite day to visit your spot. i so enjoy the poetry you share.

one love.

S. Etole said...

and to you, too ...

Marilyn said...

Love the words you have shared today. Yes, I can sing "This is my Father's world". Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

TheEccentricLady said...

I just heard a beautiful instrumental version on spa at Sirus radio last night and could only sing the 1 line (in my head LOL) each time. Thank you for sharing this lovely Hymn. I needed this today.

Amy said...

We were reminded of this yesterday at church ... that no matter our circumstances, we must thank the Lord for who He is! A little tidbit too easily forgotten I fear ...

And a Happy Thanksgiving to YOU!

Char said...

beautiful

HKatz said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

all nature sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.


We live in a glorious world.

"Sunshine" said...

How I miss these beautiful old hymns.
Therein lies the depth of God. So touching and so inspiring.

Jaime said...

This picture is stunning! That rich blue...those beautiful branches..and what a gorgeous window!

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