Walking in a garden

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1 Walking in a garden
At the close of day,
Adam tried to hide him
When he heard God say:
'Why are you so frightened,
Why are you afraid?
You have brought the winter in,
Made the flowers fade.'

2 Walking in a garden
Where the Lord had gone,
Three of the disciples,
Peter, James, and John;
They were very weary,
Could not keep awake,
While the Lord was kneeling there,
Praying for their sake.

3 Walking in a garden
At the break of day,
Mary asked the gardener
Where the body lay;
But he turned towards her,
Smiled at her and said:
'Mary, spring is here to stay,
Only death is dead.'

Source: The New English Hymnal #123

Author: Hilary Greenwood

Hilary Peter Frank Greenwood (1929-2003) was a British theologian and known as the writer of the hymn, 'Walking in a Garden.' The hymn was written for Greenwood's nephews and originally meant to be set to the tune of "Puff, the Magic Dragon." It is often set to the tune "Au Clair de la Lune" as well. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Walking in a garden
Author: Hilary Greenwood
Meter: 6.5.6.5.6.5.7.5.
Language: English
Copyright: Permission granted by The Society of the Sacred Mission

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Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #290
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #720
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #518
The New English Hymnal #123Text



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