This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise, the morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world, he shines in all that’s fair; in the rustling grass I hear him pass; he speaks to me everywhere.
This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: why should my heart be sad? The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns; let the earth be glad!
-Maltbie Davenport Babcock, 1901
Here’s the third dose of Planet Earth images, from episodes 7, 8 and 9.
Episode 7, Great Plains: Top row left, a pika (a cousin of the rabbit) in the Tibetan plateau. It just looks so cute and fluffy! Top row right, baboons wading in the Okavango. They aren’t particularly fond of water.
Episode 8, Jungles: Middle row, a male bird of paradise in New Guinea showing off for a female. She wasn’t impressed, unfortunately.
Episode 9, Shallow Seas: Bottom row left, a female humpback whale holding up her newborn calf so that it can breathe at the surface. Bottom row right, a wonderpus octopus. With that name and those looks, I just couldn’t resist…