Our Father’s World

From John 4:13-14:  “Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty.  The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.'”

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Waking up each morning

Running to look outside

Father’s world always waits

His purpose never hides


Listening, nature sings

Filling creation’s peace

Father’s world shares our hope

His labors never cease


Walking in His presence

Feeling trust ever grow

Father’s world honors life

His living water flows


Witnessing earthly wrongs

Perplexing sadness builds

Father’s world reaches out

His hands mold to rebuild


Praising God high above

Renewing faith’s wellspring

Father’s world reigns beyond

His Word forever rings

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This poem was influenced by the beloved hymn, “This is My Father’s World.”  Inspired by the scenery of upper state New York’s Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls, American pastor and Christian writer, Maltbie D. Babcock, wrote a poem.  Following his death, his wife published the poem which later became the lyrics for this well-known hymn.

8 thoughts on “Our Father’s World

  1. When I was in grade school, I always went to vacation Bible school. One year, our teachers took this hymn as the basis for our lessons for the week. Every day, we would take one verse — like, “in the rustling grass I hear Him pass” — and head outdoors to find some rustling grasses. The sky, rocks, etc. all got some attention. It’s been maybe sixty years ago, and I still remember the lessons and the words to the hymn.

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