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 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.
Hodder, Edwin, published in 1863 The New Sunday School Hymn Book, and in 1868 a New and Enlarged edition of the same. To this collection he contributed 27 hymns, each of which is headed with his name. Of these nearly one half have passed into other hymnals for children, including Major; the Baptist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1880 ; the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1886, and others. Born in 1838.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >
Display Title: Thy Word Is Like a Garden, LordFirst Line: Thy Word is like a garden, LordTune Title: [Thy Word is like a garden, Lord]Author: Edwin HodderScripture: Psalm 119:148; Psalm 119:162; Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12Date: 1980
Display Title: Thy Word Is Like a Garden, LordFirst Line: Thy Word is like a garden, Lord, with flowers bright and fairTune Title: BETHLEHEMAuthor: Edwin HodderMeter: 188.8.131.52Scripture: Psalm 119:18Subject: Bible/Word |Source: Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (127); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Thy_Word_Is_Like_a_Garden_Lord)
Display Title: Your Word Is like a Garden, LordFirst Line: Your Word is like a garden, LordTune Title: SERAPHAuthor: Edwin HodderMeter: C.M.D.Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:3; Psalm 119Date: 1990Subject: God's Word | The Holy Scriptures; Holy Scriptures | Illumination of