Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February Hymn Study

The Ambleside Online suggested hymn for February, 2013 is "This is My Father's World" written by Maltbie Davenport.  From Wikipedia: The piece was published after his death in 1901 at age 42. The poem was set to music in 1915 by Franklin L. Sheppard, a close friend of Sheppard, who apparently did not want to call attention to himself and signed using his initials rearranged as "S.F.L." Most sources state that Sheppard adapted the music from a traditional English melody that he learned from his mother as a child.[1]

Here is a Youtube version with the lyrics posted but not sung. I mention it here because of the amazing accompanying photography.

Another rendering with beautiful accompanying photography:

(Slightly contemporary, but very nice.) Lyrics do not accompany the singing.

 Amy Grant's rendition, with lyrics:


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