In The Garden

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord,
and that he had spoken these things unto her.
- John 20:18 -

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.

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.

I'd stay in the garden with Him
tho the night around me be falling;
but He bids me go - thru the voice of woe,
His voice to me is calling.

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.
- C. Austin Miles -

It was in 1912 that music publisher Dr. Adam Geibel
asked author and composer C. Austin Miles to write a hymn text that be
"sympathetic in tone, breathing tenderness in every line;
one that would bring hope to the hopeless, rest for the weary,
and downy pillows to dying beds."
- Amazing Grace - Kenneth W. Osbeck -

Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday, 
precious friends!

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful lyrics and photos, Stephanie. May God richly bless you and your family today.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Peace to you dear friend. Anita

Anonymous said...

This song plays in my heart every morning as I walk among the flowers in my garden. My soul rests quietly with my Savior, as I welcome the morn. Beautiful song Stephanie... have a blessed Sunday! mari

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful song. Nice and commemorative words.We keep in touch

Debbie said...

so gorgeous...the pure color and the light!! have a happy sunday!!!!

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful, it is always a pleasure to visit and find something of beauty and so uplifting. God bless.

Terra said...

"And the joy we share", this song is sublime. Thanks for sharing the lyrics.

Nonnie said...

I love that song- the melody echoes in my head from my childhood. It soothes me with the image of Jesus walking beside me. "and He tells me I am His own."

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie, this is one of my favorite hymns of old that I remember singing with my grandma while washing and drying Sunday dinner dishes. We would harmonize together...she alto, and I soprano. Oh, the joy of those memories! And I love to sing this hymn with rubato (freedom of timing), as I linger with heartfelt thoughts of how God is always there with me...in the morning during our time together and in the evening at bed when sleep fails. What precious words of comfort, hope, and peace...as He continually calls to us. Thank you for this beautiful hymn and for the beautiful floral images! What a Sunday delight, my friend! Tender hugs and continued prayers!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, One of my favorite hymns. It takes me back in time. Thank you for sharing and your lovely hydrangea photos. Have a blessed day my friend.
Hugs, CM

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful song, those words are so meaningful! Thank you for sharing this. I hope you have a lovely week.

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

This is lovely Stephanie. I am taking a quick break for some refreshment from my blogging sisters who are so good to post Sunday blessings. I am preparing for Tea by the Sea with my daughter, my sister and her family. We will partake by the Lighthouse, and visit the aquarium. It should be a very blessed Sunday. I pray yours is as well! Love, Hugs and a cup of tea! ~Heather Elizabeth :)

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Stephanie you chose one of my favorite religious songs. I sang that in church several years ago with my daughter as a duet. It was so lovely. I love old hymns. Thank you for the reminder. Have a lovely Sabbath Day. Hugs, Jo

Denise said...

I have missed You Stephanie,it was so good hearing from You and coming back to Your blog for a visit.It was a sweet surprise also to hear one of My favorite songs. I have been singing that song as long as I can remember-My whole life.At My age I had forgotten a couple of the verses. I will NEVER forget most of it though. He walks with Me and talks with Me indeed-Hugs Denise

Lady of the Manor said...

I always think of my mother when I hear this song. It was one of her favorites. Lovely post!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Stephanie, How I love this beautiful hymn! It's one of my absolute favorites- I was actually just thinking about it yesterday. The simple words bring so much peace :) Thank you, dear friend, for sharing!

Hope you are enjoying a peaceful, relaxing Sunday! I'm off to sew a little :)

Sending you love and blessings <3

Mindy said...

A favorite old hymn and so true - I definitely love spending time with God in the garden.

Debbie Harris said...

Awww you have shared a beauty today, my dear.
It is pure joy and delight when I go to the garden alone, for it is there that I find such peace in my heart with my Savior alone. It's those alone times that a rich in deed.
Your photo is beautifully soft and so tender looking.

Love you ~ Mom

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh...this is one of my favorite old hymns. It made me thing of my Granny Willie Mae! Thanks for sharing and evoking such sweet memories. The photos are lovely too my friend...as always! Have a blessed and beautiful week.

Hugs, Vicky

Mari said...

Another great old song and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing the background on the song as well.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I don't know many hymns but the last stanza of this one just pierced my heart so I must have heard it before somewhere. What a beautiful hymn to remind us of Gods love!

My Garden Diaries said...

You have a blessed day as well my friend! Thank you for passing on the beauty! Nicole xoxo

Marilyn Mathis said...

Beautiful photos and a song I love. The melody of this song is so touching. Thanks for sharing this.

Jackie said...

One of my favorite hymns....
Thank you for sharing this..

Joyful said...

Beautiful post. That is one of my favourite old hymns.xx

Barbara Neubeck said...

... Hello Stephanie... the words of this hymn are so special and beautiful... I love the hydrangea flowers...
Hugs... Barb xxx

Kerin said...

A sweet and tender hymn. Thank you for the reminder and for the lovely post :)

May this be a week filled with happiness for you .


blueshell said...

Thank you
what a magnificent poem and photos.

greetings from Portugal


Debby Ray said...

I have loved this old hymn from the first moment I ever heard it. Thank you for sharing it along with your lovely photos! Hoping your Monday is off to a great start!!

Birgitta said...

So beautiful photos and lyrics!
Have a wonderful day!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your flower pictures are simply beautiful, Stephanie. They look like hydrangeas? I never gave much thought to this flower before until I saw them on my friend's blogs, and they are quite lovely, aren't they? I really like the peaceful words here today.

Have a nice week ahead, my lovely friend.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The hydrangea picture is so pretty and perfect for complimenting the worlds of the lovely Hamm, sweet friend. Love and and joy to you!

Sarah A. said...

This was my Grandma Edith's favorite hymn, I recall her singing it a few times but most vividly remember her playing it on our piano. She didn't really know how to play but had learned this song in her early days and did a beautiful job playing it by ear. I was honored to play it for her memorial service while a friend sang. Thank you for bringing back sweet memories of Grandma! Love you, dear.

Gail Dixon said...

That brings back wonderful memories of my days in the Baptist denomination. They played that song all the time, but I haven't heard it in a while. Those yellow hydrangeas are so pretty and unusual. I only the see pink and blue ones here. Hope you have a blessed week ahead!

Vee said...

How neat to know the background of that song. It certainly has been a comfort to me many times.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh what a beautiful picture to pair with one of my all time favorite songs! I did not know the history of the song, and really appreciated you sharing that with us! Indeed, its melody and message are timeless, and have blessed my heart many times! Again, just a lovely post, and a delight to visit here, as always!!! May the Lord continue to bless your day :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Stephanie,
Lovely poem and bible verses in combination with your lovely hydrangea!
Sending you hugs,

Robyn said...

Well, I was here this morning and about to comment when my computer seized up and it took me all this time to get back, lol.
Thank you, my friend for the beautiful lyrics and the gorgeous photos. When you can capture a flower in the sunlight as you have done here, there's really nothing prettier, is there? You made my day, Stephanie!
Lots of love and hugs to you.

Conniecrafter said...

Whenever I sing that song my voice always breaks at the end verse, so touching and reassuring! Have a great week!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post, Stephanie!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such thoughtful and kind comments!

Daniela said...

Even the most modest flower is a Blessing from God, thank you my Dearest Stephanie for everything you share, I'm so fortunate to have you by my side here !
Have a Wonder-filled day,
sending much, so much love

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Stephanie...although it is Thursday already, I was truly blessed by this beautiful post - what a sweet, soothing hymn...what it must have been like to see Jesus in the garden on that blessed morning!
Thank you, dear friend...I always love your Sunday posts!
Hugs and love to you!

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