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Thy Word Is Like a Garden, Lord

Edwin Hodder

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.

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!1

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.


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  1. The second and fifth stanzas are quoted by Jim Kerwin in The Voice of One: John the Baptist in Isaiah's Prophecy.
2 comments… add one
  • vijay kumar ganta October 19, 2019, 2:47 am

    excellent words about the eternal word…psalms 119:89…

    • Jim Kerwin October 22, 2019, 11:36 am

      Yes, Vijay!

      To which I would reply — Psalm 119:97. And this is still true after over 50 years of continually reading through the Scriptures!


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