Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Thursday will bring back many sad memories.  It will be 15 years ago that the Lord took my mother home to be with Him as a result of a fatal automobile accident.  Wednesday is her birthday and we are thankful that we all spent time with her that day, not knowing that it would be the last time that we would be with her on this earth. The years have eased the pain and sorrow, but we still miss her deeply.  She was a special godly mother.  Her favorite hymn was "In The Garden".  This hymn was written by C. Austin Miles after his having read the scripture passage of Mary Magdalene's encounter with the risen Jesus in the garden of Joseph.  What a joy to know that we can live and walk in the presence of the One who loves us enough to die for us.  I often wonder if today mother is walking with her Lord as she is in His presence.  That was her desire.

(1)  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.

Refrain:  And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

(2)  He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.      Refrain

(3)   I'd stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.     Refrain
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