A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Stroll

This morning the ground was covered with dew as I stepped out the door to take some pictures Come along with me and see what is blooming in my little corner of the world.

I kept thinking of the old hymn by Maltbie Babcock, 1901, While a pas­tor in Lock­port, New York, Bab­cock liked to hike in an ar­ea called “the es­carp­ment,” an an­cient up­thrust ledge near Lock­port. It has a mar­vel­ous view of farms, or­chards, and Lake On­tar­io, about 15 miles dis­tant. It is said those walks in the woods in­spired these lyr­ics. The ti­tle re­calls an ex­press­ion Bab­cock used when start­ing a walk: “I’m go­ing out to see my Fa­ther’s world.”Here are the lyrics...do you remember this from Sunday School?
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.
Have a wonderful Sunday...Balisha


Anonymous said...

I don't think I have ever heard the little song but all your flowers are just beautiful. My son planted some tomato plants in my back yard and something is eating some of the plants. It may be a rabbit! I love your little troll sitting on his bench. I finally got my yard mowed on Thursday after two weeks of rain but this week is supposed to be pretty and hot. Near 90 degrees all week.

Barbee' said...

Oh, yes, that is one of my favorite hymns; that and "Fairest Lord Jesus"! But, I didn't know any background about it. Thank you so much for sharing that, it means a lot to me.