This is My Father’s World — June 2021

*****Download this month’s free printable****** 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…

Of the Father’s Love Begotten – 12/20

I’m fairly certain that this hymn is the oldest one that we’ve ever sung together for #hymnofthemonth, and generally one of the oldest hymns sung today.  Its author, Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, was born in the year 348 in northern Spain, thirty-five years after Christians had been granted freedom to worship without persecution under the Edict…

For the Beauty of the Earth – 11/2020

Two years ago I shared with you all about how my kids and I were reading a wonderful story: “The Princess and the Goblin” by George MacDonald. There is a boy in the story named Curdie, who has a special knack for scaring away goblins. He does this simply by singing. For some reason his…

Fairest Lord Jesus — March 2020

Very little is known about the origin and circumstances behind the penning of this hymn. Many myths have sprung up over time about the song being one that children and/or soldiers sang during the Crusades, or by German pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. It first surfaced in print in 1677 in a Jesuit hymn…

I Sing the Mighty Power of God — June 2019

In Psalm 104, the Psalmist recounts God’s great work in creating the world, and ponders the sustaining power of God in providing for every living thing: “These all look to you, to give them their food in due season… when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.” (Ps 104:27-28). The poem begins and…