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, 1863.
Psalm 119:18 (ESV)
Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
3 thoughts on “Thy Word is Like a Garden, Lord ~ Hymn”
A very fitting prayer for the Lord’s Day!
I read this right after Anneliese’s Bread for the Journey and the spiritual lessons reinforced each other. Lovely photo as well, Ellen.
What a beautiful hymn, Ellen! Thank you!