This is My Father's World
'This is My Father's World, The birds their carols raise, The morning light, the lily white, Declare their Maker's praise.' This is the portion of verse from the hymn depicted that inspired this particular piece. The author of this hymn is Maltbie D. Babcock. 1858-1901. The home and antiques reflect a typical early settler's homestead. The antiques were borrowed and I believed that I had all that was necessary to begin. When I arrived early in the morning to begin my preparatory work for the painting much to my delight the shadow of a cross was produced as the sun shone through the panes. The perfect finishing touch that I, the artist can not take credit for! *All the words and notes are legible in the original.