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139. Your Word Is like a Garden, Lord

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

2 Your Word is like a starry host;
a thousand rays of light
are seen to guide the traveler,
and make his pathway bright.
Your 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 your 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,
your Word my trusty sword;
I'll learn to fight with every foe
the battle of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Your Word is like a garden, Lord
Title: Your Word Is like a Garden, Lord
Author: Edwin Hodder (1853; Mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:3; Psalm 119
Topic: God's Word: The Holy Scriptures; Holy Scriptures: Illumination of
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SERAPH
Composer: Gottfried W. Fink (1842)
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: B♭ Major



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