Earlier this afternoon while I was
cleaning up after lunch, we had a cd playing with children singing
hymns. The hymn that stood out to me was “This is my Father's
World”, especially verse 3, which is as follows;
This is my Father's world, O let ne'er forget
That though the wrong seem oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father's world, the battle is not done,
Jesus who died shall be satisfied, and earth and heaven be one.
Praise the Lord, He is still the Ruler of this world. My heart
just breaks when I think of the families involved in recent Amish
schoolhouse tragedy. The question often comes to mind why.
Why Lord??? The wrong seems so strong! But I took comfort
in knowing that this is indeed our Father's world, the battle is not
done. Jesus, who died, shall one day come in the clouds of glory
and all this sorrow and deep sadness will be no more. No more
pain or sorrow, all tears will be wiped from our eyes. What
May we all take heart, the evil around us is strong, but our God is stronger still!!
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 shine 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 thought the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the Ruler yet.
This is my father's world, The battle is not done,
Jesus who died shall be satisfied, And earth and heaven be one.
Written by Maltbie D. Babcock