Sunday, October 9, 2016

In The Garden

In The Garden
By: Charles Austin Miles

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.

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.
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.

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.
I'd stay in the garden with Him
Tho' the night around me be falling;
But He bids me go; thro' 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.
While you read this post, you can listen to this beautiful song.
 
Charles Austin Miles was born on January 7, 1868 in Lakehurst, New Jersey. 
Charles Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. He abandoned his career as a pharmacist in 1892, and wrote his first Gospel song list, "Tis Jesus Voice". It was published by the Hall-Mack Company. For 37 years, Charles served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers. In his own words, Charles Miles said:
 
"It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known,
for in that way I may be of the most use to my Master,
whom I serve willingly although not as efficiently as is my desire."
 
"In the Garden" is just one of the few hymns Charles wrote:
"A New Name in Glory"
"Dwelling in Beulah Land"
"He Is Mine"
"If Jesus Goes with Me"
"I'm Going There"
"Look for Me!"
"Win Them One by One"
 
He wrote the music to the following hymns:
"Somebody's Praying for You"
"Still Sweeter Every Day"
"To Victory"
 
Charles Austin Miles died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 10, 1946.

Have a delightful week!

Yours truly in Christ,
Ashley

Hebrews 13:5 "...for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
 
 

9 comments:

  1. Lovely song! And your photos are beautiful. :)

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  2. This was one of my Mimmie's favorite songs. Every time I hear it, I think of her. So thankful God is so faithful to meet with us in the garden when we set all else aside to be alone with Him. Have a great day, Ashley!!

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  3. I love that hymn, Ashley! And your beautiful flowers bring an extra measure of grace to it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings ~ Anne

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    1. I love this song too...its just so soft and beautiful...whenever I hear this song I think of a pretty garden with gorgeous roses and all kinds of flowers. It's pleasant to walk in the garden and think about Jesus, and talk to Him. :)

      Thank you for visiting and commenting! :)

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  4. I enjoyed both your pictures and the history behind the song... such a beautiful song, I sing it often as I work in my garden, and it does seem the Lord is so near in the garden. Appreciate you dear Ashley :)

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  5. Just found your blog! Love it! Keep it up!

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  6. I just discovered your blog, Ashley! Good job :) I look forward to reading more posts :)

    - Autumn
    Autumn's Readings + Writings

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  7. Lovely photos and beautiful song! I remember singing this song with my grandma. She has a beautiful voice.

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