Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gentleness



"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." 1 Peter 3:15-16

"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1

Saturday, June 12, 2010

This Is My Father's World


This Is My Father's World written by Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901), sung by Fernando Ortega

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!
The battle is not done;
Jesus who died shall be satisfied,
and earth and heav'n be one.

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters." Psalm 24:1-2
 
It's obvious why I named my photo blog here "My Father's World" :).  I truly enjoy and appreciate the marvels of God's ceration all around me.  "The earth is full of His unfailing love." (Psalm 33:5b)   Thank You, Lord, for all the beauty of Your world and the love You have shown us through Your creation!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

God You Reign


Performed by: Lincoln Brewster 
Written by: Lincoln Brewster; Mia Fieldes

You paint the night; You count the stars
And You call them by name
The skies proclaim, God, You reign

Your glory shines; You teach the sun
When to bring a new day
Creation sings, God, You reign

God, You reign, God, You reign
Forever and ever, God, You reign

You part the seas, You move the mountains
With the words that You say
My song remains, God, You reign

You hold my life, You know my heart
And You call me by name
I live to say, God, You reign

God, You reign, God, You reign
Forever and ever, God, You reign
God, You reign, God, You reign
I know You reign
Forever and ever, God, You reign

Hallelujah, Hallelu, Hallelujah, Hallelu
Hallelujah, Hallelu, Hallelujah, Hallelu

God, God, You reign, God, You reign
You reign over me
Forever and ever, God, You reign
God, You reign, God, You reign
Reign over me
Forever and ever, God, You reign
God, You reign, God, You reign
Forever and ever, God, You reign
God, You reign, God, You reign
Forever and ever, God, You reign
God, You reign, God, You reign
Forever and ever, God, You reign
God, You reign, God, You reign
(God, You reign, God, You reign)
Forever and ever, God, You reign
(God, You reign)

"The Lord reigns forever; He has established His throne for judgment. He will judge the world in righteousness; He will govern the peoples with justice. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You." Psalm 9:7-10

"The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice." Psalm 97:1

"The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord." Psalm 146:10

"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory!" Revelation 19:6b-7a