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Thy Word is like a garden, Lord

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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.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #139

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Thy word is like a garden, Lord
Title: Thy Word is like a garden, Lord
Author: Edwin Hodder (1863)
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Hymnal for Friends #24
Alleluia: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies in devotional meetings #106Page Scan
Alleluia: a hymnal for use in schools, in the home, in young people's societies, in devotional meetings #106Page Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #264
American Junior Church School Hymnal #d178
At Worship, a hymnal for young churchmen #d279
Ausgewahlte Lieder des Evangeliums (Selected Gospel Songs) #d94
Baptist Hymnal 1956 #182
Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #95TextPage Scan
Children's Chapel Song Book #d69
Choice Light and Life Songs #62
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #402TextPage Scan
Christian Hymnal #d500
Christian Hymns #d180
Christian Hymns #d331
Christian Hymns and Songs #d218
Christian Hymnways #d172
Christian Praise #d384
Christian Worship and Praise #273
Christian Youth Hymnal #142
Church Service Hymns #d346
Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #51TextPage Scan
Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d472
Crusader Hymns and Hymn Stories #d248
Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #138TextAudioPage Scan
Fair Haven #d15
Favorite Hymns No. 2 #d243
Favorite Hymns of Praise #327TextPage Scan
Gloria: a hymnal for use in Sunday schools, young people's societies, and devotional meetings #100Page Scan
Gospel Carols #d190
Gospel Hour Song Book #d138
Gospel Hymnal #d352
Great Hymns of the Faith #173
Happy Hearts to Sing God's Praise #d49
Hymnal for American Youth #65Page Scan
Hymnal for Church and Home #261TextPage Scan
Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d63
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d790
Hymns for Church Schools #d164
Hymns for Creative Living #76
Hymns of Faith #112TextPage Scan
Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God #d453
Hymns of Praise Number Two #d245
Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d270
Hymns of the Christian Life #d428
Hymns of the Christian Life. Rev. ed. #d508
Hymns of the Rural Spirit #d91
Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d254
Hymns of Worship and Service: for the Sunday School #51Page Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #142Page Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d278
Jehovah's Praise #d252
Junior Choir Vol. 2 #d22
Junior Hymnal #d194
Junior Youth Hymnal #d180
Kingdom Hymns with Music #d71
Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #59Page Scan
Life Songs: a collection of sacred songs for Sunday schools, young people's meetings and evangelistic services #144Page Scan
Little Sacred Songs for Little Singers of the primary department of the Sunday school, and for Kindergartens and the home #128Page Scan
Living Hymns: the small hymnal: a book of worship and praise for the developing life #25Page Scan
Mennonite Brethren Church Hymnal #154
New Songs for Service #180Page Scan
Our Best Endeavor #d155
Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d283
Praise Him #d271
Revival Hymns and Choruses #251Text
School Carols #d314
Select Songs for School and Home #d147
Service Songs #d239
Sing Unto the Lord #d125
Singing Youth #d231
Small Church Music #2046Audio
Small Church Music #2352Audio
Songs for Christian Worship #d285
Songs for Juniors #d146
Songs of Praise #d312
Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d317
Songs of the Christian Life #446Page Scan
Songs of the Church #d228
Songs of the Gospel #d147
Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d234
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d600
Standard Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #d330
Sunday School Melodies #d141
The Abingdon Song Book #d267
The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d379
The American Hymnal #d622
The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d360
The Carol Choir Sings #d19
The Century Hymnal #82
The Children's Hymnal #d270
The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d173
The Church Hymnal #d451
The Church School Hymnal #84Page Scan
The Church School Hymnal for Youth #d327
The Churches of God Hymnal. #d554
The Concord Hymnal for Day School, Sunday School and Home #d96
The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d386
The Concordia Hymnal: a Hymnal for Church, School and Home. Rev. 1st word ed. #d386
The Cyber Hymnal #6736TextScoreAudio
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