Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Father's World

I often think of this hymn while walking around the beautiful countryside where I live.

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!

Words by Maltbie D. Babcock
Music arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard
 A happy and blessed Sunday to you my friends.
God loves you.
happyone : )


  1. I love that old song.The pictures you shared to go with the song are stunning.

  2. I LOVE that hymn! and you chose AWESOME shots to go with it!!

  3. What an awesome post, Karen. We do live in a gorgeous world, thanks be to God. Your photos are terrific.... I have a great arrangement of "This is my Father's World" which I listen to A LOT.

  4. Magnificent pictures! "This is my Father's World" was one of the first songs I learned in junior choir.
    Mary Jo


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