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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 >

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Instances (1 - 100 of 142)

A Hymnal for Friends #24

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Alleluia #106

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Alleluia #106

Ambassador Hymnal #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

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Carols of Hope #95

Children's Chapel Song Book #d69

Choice Light and Life Songs #62

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Christ in Song #402

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

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Concordia #51

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d472

Crusader Hymns and Hymn Stories #d248

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Elmhurst Hymnal #138

Fair Haven #d15

Favorite Hymns No. 2 #d243

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Favorite Hymns of Praise #327

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Gloria #100

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Gospel Carols #165

Gospel Hour Song Book #d138

Gospel Hymnal #d352

Great Hymns of the Faith #173

Happy Hearts to Sing God's Praise #d49

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Hymnal for American Youth #65

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Hymnal for Church and Home #261

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #261

Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d63

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d790

Hymns for Church Schools #d164

Hymns for Creative Living #76

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Hymns of Faith #112

Hymns of Grace #d453

Hymns of Praise Number Two #d245

Hymns of the Centuries #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

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Hymns of Worship and Service #51

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #142

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

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Kingdom Songs #59

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Life Songs #144

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Living Hymns #25

Mennonite Brethren Church Hymnal #154

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New Songs for Service #180

Our Best Endeavor #d155

Pilgrim Songs No.2 #d283

Praise Him #d271

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Reformed Press Hymnal #130

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Revival Hymns and Choruses #251

School Carols #d314

Select Songs for School and Home #d147

Service Songs #d239

Sing Unto the Lord #d125

Singing Youth #d231

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

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Songs of the Christian Life #446

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

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The Church School Hymnal #84

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 #d386

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The Cyber Hymnal #6736

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