Thursday, March 05, 2009

My Father's World

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.

Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.

Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.

*Photos taken on a recent trip to Miami for an evening of ministry and a day enjoying God's amazing creation.


Kenna said...

The pictures are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Great photos! I'm glad y'all had a good time. :)


Lisa said...

That's gorgeous!!! Makes me want to be down there! God bless.

Ruth Ann said...

beautiful! Makes me want to 'explore' Florida some more... We're on the opposite coast so the sights are a bit different. The water seems so blue and just different there, and these pictures show how beautiful it is. :) God's creation is so amazing!

FiveGreers said...

I love this post! It is creative and the pictures are warm and friendly! It is neat to see Kori included into your family already(more). Charissa sure does know how to SMILE for the camera now, huh? She is such a cutie, and growing fast! Blessings to you!

~Desiree~ said...

I looks like so much fun! Of course I would know:) Hope to hear from you soon!

Stephanie said...

Oh that water looks so beautiful! I wish I could walk in some warm sand and feel some cool water licking at my feet. Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Oooh... I so envy the warm weather! Beautiful pictures! God's creation is so amazing!