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The Holy City Window (In Honor of Maltbie Davenport Babcock) at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland

Image Source = James G. Howes

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Holy_City.jpg)

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This is My Father’s World:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/this-is-my-fathers-world/

When the Great Sun Sinks to His Rest:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/when-the-great-sun-sinks-to-his-rest/

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Posted September 4, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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When the Great Sun Sinks to His Rest   1 comment

Sunset on Mars

Image Source:  NASA

Hymn Source = The Hymnal for Youth (1941), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words by the Reverend Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858-1901), U.S. Presbyterian minister, humanitarian, and admirer of nature

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1.  When the great sun sinks to his rest,

His golden glories thrilling me,

And voiceless longings stir my breast,

Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee.

2.  And when the stars the daylight fled–

In serried, shining ranks I see,

Filling the splendid vault o’erhead,

Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee.

3.  Or if in solemn forest shades

The calm of nature steals o’er me,

And silence all my soul pervades,

Then teach me, Lord, to worship Thee.

4.  Not in the sacred shrines alone,

Which chime their summons unto me,

Would I look upward to Thy throne,

But everywhere would worship Thee.

This is My Father’s World   10 comments

Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois

Source = Dustin M. Ramsey, 2001

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Morton_Arboretum_woodland.jpg)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words by the Reverend Maltbie Davenport Babcock (1858-1901), U.S. Presbyterian minister, humanitarian, and admirer of nature

A link to my post about him, with all the verses:

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/feast-of-maltbie-davenport-babcock-may-18/

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1.  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.

2.  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.

3.  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:

The battle is not done;

Jesus who died shall be satisfied,

And earth and heaven be one.

http://ordinarytimedevotions.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/proper-29-year-c/