This world shall be a garden

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1 This world shall be a garden where all things fair shall grow,
When all shall learn the story of Him who loves us so;
Then ev’ry heart shall open and bid Him enter there,
To fill it with His beauty, His joys beyond compare.

Refrain:
This world shall be a garden, aglow with light and love,
The sunshine of His presence fair shall fill it from above,
No fear nor doubt shall wither, no blight of sin destroy,
This world shall be a garden, a Paradise of joy.

2 With gladdest Self-Denial we’ll strive like Him to grow,
And by our Perseverance the tempter’s pow’r will go.
We’ll smooth all paths with Kindness, to others show the way,
And undismay’d by trials, with Patience win the day. [Refrain]

3 O haste the day, Lord Jesus, when all shall own Thy sway,
Shall choose the precious blossoms and cast all sin away,
Then ev’ry heart shall know Thee and own Thee King divine,
Then ev’ry tongue shall praise Thee and all the world be Thine. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #34

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: This world shall be a garden
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: The sunshine of his

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