462. Thy Word Is Like a Garden, Lord

1 Thy Word is like a garden, Lord, with flowers bright and fair;
And everyone who seeks may pluck a lovely cluster there.
Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine; and jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in its mighty depths for every searcher there.

2 Thy Word is like a starry host: a thousand rays of light
Are seen to guide the traveler and make his pathway bright.
Thy Word is like an armory, where soldiers may repair;
And find, for life’s long battle day, all needful weapons there.

3 Oh, may I love Thy precious Word, may I explore the mine,
May I its fragrant flowers glean, may light upon me shine!
Oh, may I find my armor there! Thy Word my trusty sword,
I’ll learn to fight with every foe the battle of the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Thy Word is like a garden, Lord, with flowers bright and fair
Title: Thy Word Is Like a Garden, Lord
Author: Edwin Hodder (1863)
Meter: 14.14.14.14
Scripture: Psalm 119:18
Topic: Bible/Word
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Thy_Word_Is_Like_a_Garden_Lord); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (127)
Tune Information
Name: BETHLEHEM
Composer: Gottfried W. Fink (1842)
Meter: 14.14.14.14
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Thy_Word_Is_Like_a_Garden_Lord); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (127)



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