6736. Thy Word Is Like a Garden, Lord

1. Thy Word is like a garden, Lord,
with flowers bright and fair;
And every one who seeks may pluck
a lovely cluster there.
Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine;
and jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in its mighty depths
for every searcher there.

2. Thy Word is like a starry host:
a thousand rays of light
Are seen to guide the traveler
and make his pathway bright.
Thy Word is like an armory,
where soldiers may repair;
And find, for life’s long battle day,
all needful weapons there.

3. O may I love Thy precious Word,
may I explore the mine,
May I its fragrant flowers glean,
may light upon me shine!
O may I find my armor there!
Thy Word my trusty sword,
I’ll learn to fight with every foe
the battle of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Thy Word is like a garden, Lord
Title: Thy Word Is Like a Garden, Lord
Author: Edwin Hodder (1863)
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: The New Sunday School Hymn Book, 1863
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: FOREST GREEN, Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906; PETERSHAM, Clement W. Poole, 1828-1924
Tune Information
Composer: Gottfried Wilhelm Fink (1842)
Meter: CMD
Incipit: 51176 56556 21715
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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