My Father’s World

It’s one of my happiest pastimes to go out walking, looking to find the gifts of beauty God has for me today… here are this week’s finds:
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This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ear all nature sings…
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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,
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of skies and seas—
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His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world:  He shines in all that’s fair;
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In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
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He speaks to me everywhere.
–Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901)

“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything….He is actually not far from each one of us, for ‘in Him we live and move and have our being.’ “(Acts 17:24-27)
May you find Him as near as your next breath  as you look for His fingerprints in all that surrounds you.
–LS

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3 thoughts on “My Father’s World

  1. Dear Linda,

    Yes, This is my father's world…I'm still humming that beautiful hymn after your lovely nature tour sweetly accented it. Such joy to share in your discoveries of His beauty!

    Thank you for sharing this…can hardly wait until next week!

    Paula

    P.S. I really like that Isaac Watts hymn…

  2. I get out with the camera when the sun shines and it makes the winter seem a whole lot sunnier! Funny what you can find on even a 'drab' day…Thanks for the feedback!

    Paula,
    I got to reading various hymns in preparation for that and realized what a treasure trove I've not looked at in a while! Glad you enjoyed it

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