Thy Word Is Like a Garden, Lord

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1 THY Word is like a garden, Lord,
With flowers bright and fair,
And every one that seeks may find
A lovely garland there.

2 Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine,
And jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in its mighty depths
For every searcher there.

3 Thy Word is like the starry host;
A thousand rays of light
Are seen to guide the traveller,
And make his pathway bright.

4 Thy Word is like a glorious choir,
And loud its anthems ring;
Though many tongues and parts unite,
It is one song they sing.

5 Thy Word is like an armoury,
Where soldiers may repair,
And find for life’s long battle-day
All needful weapons there.

6 Oh! may I love Thy precious Word,
May I explore its mine!
May I its fragrant flowers glean,
May light upon me shine!

7 Oh! may I find my armour there,—
Thy Word my trusty sword;
I’ll learn to fight with every foe
The battle of the Lord.

Source: Redemption Hymnal #263

Author: Edwin Hodder

Hodder, Edwin, published in 1863 The New Sunday School Hymn Book, and in 1868 a New and Enlarged edition of the same. To this collection he contributed 27 hymns, each of which is headed with his name. Of these nearly one half have passed into other hymnals for children, including Major; the Baptist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1880 ; the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1886, and others. Born in 1838. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >



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