This is My Father’s World

by | Jul 17, 2017 | Commentary & Observations

Sometimes what a statement denies is as significant as what it affirms.

All men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.” Our rights don’t come from a fickle ruler, who could change his mind. They don’t come from a 51% majority vote, which could be a 49% minority next election. Only our Creator gives rights inalienably.

Or, from the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.” By affirming that God created heaven and earth, we deny that it created itself.

A few days ago, I came across this video of the Collingsworth Family’s striking new arrangement of “This Is My Father’s World”:

It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the first two verses and miss the power of the third. It is so timely, not least for what it denies:

This is my Father’s world

This world belongs to God. This means it does not belong to Satan, to politicians, to the media, to Hollywood, or even to us.

Oh let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong
God is the ruler yet.

A relentless cacophony of voices insist that if you believe the Bible, you are on the wrong side of history. They are wrong.

This is my Father’s world
The battle is not done:

If a nation turns its back on God, it’s not the end for God. It’s the beginning of the end for that nation (unless that nation turns back to God). Empires rise and empires fall, but it’s still God’s world. He’s still on the throne.

Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heav’n be one.

One day, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. And on that day, there will not be a voice in this universe denying that this is indeed our Father’s world.

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Daniel J. Mount

Daniel J. Mount

Daniel J. Mount is a Christian author and songwriter. He lives in Black Mountain, NC.


  1. Daniel h

    Great reflection on a great song! Reminds me of another writing from a few years ago on “How Firm A Foundation.” It was my first exposure to the song and I’ve loved it ever since.

    • Daniel J. Mount

      Thanks, Daniel H! I don’t think I could ever top that post. (For anyone who hasn’t read it, it’s here: )

      But I have to say, I did have that in the back of my mind as I wrote this reflection!

  2. Scotty Searan

    What a fine piece of reviewing a song.
    I am glad that I can call God, My Father and it is definitely His world.
    Sometimes we doubt and we groan.
    But he will have the final word.

    • Daniel J. Mount



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