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While watching the TBN Channel on Saturday afternoon, I heard this youngster singing this very delightful tune, while viewing a Sea World Aquarium...probably somewhere south of Los Angeles, CA.

This song is titled--"This Is My Father's World," for which Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901) wrote its's a sample of this song:

This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the sphere.
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.


Words: Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901, alt. While a pastor in Lockport, NY, Babcock like to hike in an area called "the escarpment," an ancient upthrust ledge near Lockport. It is a marvelous view of farms, orchards, and Lake Ontario, about 15 miles distant. It is said those walks in the woods inspired these lyrics. The title recalls an expression Babcock used when starting a walk: "I'm going out to see my Father's world."

Music: "Terra Beata," traditional English melody, arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard in his Alleluia, 1915.

Here's where you can visit, and see the song in its entirety:



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Re: Edwardian Era Music

I'm a big fan of music of the first half of the 20th century (ca. 1900-1950). I have a rather substantial collection of music from the 1920-1950 era. But not so much from 1900-1910. Although, I do have accoustical recordings of "Songe D'Automne", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", and other, early, roughly Edwardian-era/WWI-era songs on my computer. Happy to share them with those who might want them.
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