The Lord came down to the garden of Eden

The Lord came down to the garden of Eden

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [The Lord came down to the Garden of Eden]
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1 The Lord came down to the Garden of Eden
And walked with Adam beneath the tree;
In seasons of sorrow, when I most need him,
Why will he not come and walk with me?

Chorus:
Yes, he will come, O, yes, he will come,
When I am needing his sympathy;
When Jesus sees me walking in sorrow,
Then he will come and walk with me.

2 Three hundred years he was walking with Enoch,
And then God took him with him to be;
If my heart is longing to be more like him,
Why will he not come and walk with me? [Chorus]

3 The Lord came down to the three Hebrew children,
And in the furnace he set them free;
If he walked with Daniel among the lions,
Why will he not come and walk with me? [Chorus]

4 Our Lord once walked with disciples to Emmaus,
And made their sorrows and sadness flee;
If he is forever the same blessed Saviour,
Why will he not come and walk with me? [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #78

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Lord came down to the garden of Eden
Author: Johnson Oatman
Copyright: Public Domain

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