Thy Word is Like a Garden, Lord ~ Hymn

Thy Word is Like a Garden, Lord

Thy Word is like a garden, Lord, with flowers bright and fair;
And every one 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.

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.

O may I love Thy 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! Thy Word my trusty sword,
I’ll learn to fight with every foe the battle of the Lord.

Words: Ed­win Hod­der, The New Sun­day School Hymn Book, 1863.

9 thoughts on “Thy Word is Like a Garden, Lord ~ Hymn

  1. Amen to what Lana G. said! That was my favorite line too! What a beautiful visual I had in my little head as I read this sweet hymn.

    I popped over here this morning, but didn’t leave a comment as I was running late for church. Then I meant to stop by this afternoon, but while out antiquing I came across a wonder too amazing to pass up. So I spent the rest of the day cleaning my guest room to make a space for my new wonder. I’ll probably post about her Tuesday! Yes, “her.”

    I hope you had an absolutely wonderful weekend Ellen B.

    🙂 Cori G.

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