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GARDEN (Miles)

Composer: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: C. Austin Miles (1912)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55345 123__ _____
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


In the garden

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #187
Text: In the Garden
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #428
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3088
Text: In the Garden
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #300
Text: In the Garden


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African American Heritage Hymnal #494TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #548
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #187TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #476TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #200TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #227TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #428Tune InfoScoreAudio
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #205Text
Hymns of Faith #19Page Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #174TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #425Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #69Text
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #242
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #541Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #507
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #58TextPage Scan
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #574
Sing Joyfully #267TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #76Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #86
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #635TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #3088TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #425TextPage Scan
The New Century Hymnal #237TextFlexscorePage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #109
The United Methodist Hymnal #314TextAudio
The Worshiping Church #242TextFlexscorePage Scan
Timeless Truths #962TextAudio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #155TextAudio
Worship and Rejoice #300TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #121TextAudio
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #296
Include 63 pre-1979 instances
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