There was something in the early morning air today….maybe a certain way the breeze blew across the patio at dawn; perhaps it was the faint, sweet smell of lavender and roses as I walked across the yard headed for a morning walk; or I don’t know – just a feeling, a moment of nostalgia…that reminded me of being in church during the summer as a young girl. (I know – it is not Sunday!) That thought carried with it a memory of one of the first hymns I ever learned, This is My Father’s World.
Maltbie D. Babcock, who wrote the hymn, was known for taking morning walks, and before each stroll, was noted for saying, “I am going out to see my Father’s world.” We have been blessed with some beautiful summer days lately and more to come. Walk through them with joyful hearts.
St. Thomas UCC podcast worship 6/28
I included this hymn in our worship service of hymns, prayers and scripture for this Sunday.