Song of the Week – In the Garden

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I come to the garden alone

While the dew is still on the roses

And the voice I hear, falling on my ear

The Son of God discloses


He speaks and the sound of His voice

Is so sweet the birds hush their singing

And the melody that He gave to me

Within my heart is ringing

I’d stay in the garden with Him

‘Tho the night around me be falling

But He bids me go; through the voice of woe

His voice to me is calling


And He walks with me

And He talks with me

And He tells me I am His own

And the joy we share as we tarry there

None other has ever known.

This song was suggested by Meredith from My Way Home Life! Well, she actually suggested I do a classic hymn, so I picked “In the Garden.”

This has been my favorite hymn ever since I was a little kid. When our church would do a favorite hymn service, when people can request what song they want to sing, I would sit up tall on my dad’s lap so that the song leader could see my hand. “Two Seventy -one!” I would request (that is its number in the hymnal πŸ˜‰).

“In the Garden,” by C. Austin Miles, is just one of those songs that can mean something different to all that hear it. When I was younger, I would think about going to heaven and actually getting to talk with Jesus like that. Can you imagine being able to have a nice long walk and talk with Jesus, in a perfect garden on a perfect Earth? I don’t look forward to death, but I’m not afraid of it either!

We can also have intimate “garden” moments with Jesus now, though. A devotional time, a special church service, or even a car ride with a really profound song on the radio can all be amazing times of intimacy with Christ.

Have you had an “in the garden” experience?

What do you look forward to most about the New Heaven and New Earth?

What song would you like me to do next week?

Comment below.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. walkingwiththeway says:

    Heyya! I really like your blog posts, so I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! πŸ™‚ God bless! https://walkingwiththeway.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/blogger-recognition-award/

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  2. Erin Ladybug says:

    Love this song!!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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  3. vicklea says:

    One of my all time favorites!

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  4. The pictures are stunning! I love this song, and I have for many years. I sing it when I am feeling down to remember that I am not alone.

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    1. That’s great! Yeah, it took a long time to sort through all the gorgeous pics for the few I would need. πŸ˜‰

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  5. This has always been my favorite too! This was an awesome post;)
    Do you know the song: β€œI’ll be somewhere listen for my name”

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    1. No I don’t! Do you know who sings it?

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      1. It is a classic hymn. Called I’ll Be Listening . It says it is traditional spiritual in my hymn book

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      2. Cool! I’ll add it!

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      3. Your pictures were beautiful too

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      4. Thanks, they took a while to find πŸ˜‰

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  6. You know I love this hymn – it was my Nana’s favorite. Thanks for sharing.😊

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    1. I forgot that it was your nana’s favorite!

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  7. One of my Dad’s favorite hymns! Had it played at his funeral. I love it, too! A beautiful choice, dear Shae! Thank you to Meredith as well! ❀ ❀

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    1. I love it! So cool that your dad loved it too.

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  8. What a beautiful song and lyrics are just as the same!! ❀
    Yes I have most of those in the gardens moments when I'm deep in prayer, outdoor peering otherworldly at His grandeur, and in praise.
    What I look forward to? SEEING JESUS, the angels, the cherubims, seraphims, the four heavenly beasts, the 24 elders, angel Michael & Gabriel, king David and the twelve disciples. I also want to sing for Jesus and all the heavenly hosts and play a violin at the same time before Him ❀
    Comforter by Cece Winans.

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    1. Yes, I so look forward to life with Jesus in person!

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  9. T. R. Noble says:

    Yessssss this is a favorite hymn of mine too!!!

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    1. It’s such a beautiful one ❀

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  10. This is such a beautiful song! I don’t think I’ve ever heard it with violin before. It adds even more beauty to it. I always picture actually being in a silent garden with Jesus when I sing it.

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    1. That choir did a fantastic job. It brings beautiful images to my mind too!

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  11. authormichellejackson says:

    My mother always sung that song. It is very dear to me.

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    1. It has good memories for me too. ❀

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  12. My mother 83 and i sing that almost every night before we go to bed. My favorite Hymn, thanks for sharing it. Either Great is thy faithfulness, i sing because i am free, his eyes are on the sparrow, and i know he watches over me, or Turn your eyes upon Jesus.

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    1. Those are all excellent!

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