As the global community embraces the planet and makes promises to care for its well-being, let us not forget to turn our attention toward the One who created Earth and all it contains and give Him all the honor and glory...
This is my Father's world, and to my list'ning 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 ev'rywhere.
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!
("This Is My Father's World" ~ lyrics by Babcock; music by Sheppard)