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
‘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 😉).
“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.
What do you look forward to most about the New Heaven and New Earth?
What song would you like me to do next week?