Autoharp Lesson
"This Is My Father's World"



This hymn is presented as an autoharp lesson, but works well on any instrument. Why not share how you play it by making a video and contributing it to our "You Do It!" page?

Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901) was a Presbyterian minister who served in New York and Maryland. In addition to being an accomplished musician who played piano, organ, and violin, he was an avid fisherman and an athlete who enjoyed all outdoors activities. He particularly liked hiking in the woods in the early morning. When leaving for his walk in nature, he would comment, "I'm going out to see my Father's world." After his death, his wife had some of his writings published, including the poem, "This Is My Father's World." Rev. Babcock never knew that he had written a song that would be a favorite for the next century.

Sheet music to "This Is My Father's World"

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