Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I Come to the Garden Alone Hymn

Charles Austin Miles wrote and composed a number of Hymns and inspirational songs. One of the Ghetto Gardner's favorites is "I come to the Garden." Mr. Austin Miles published this song in 1913 and it still continues to soothe a weary soul and inspire nearly 100 years after it was written. Many artists have sang and recorded Mr. Austin Miles' song, such as Elvis, Ann Murray, Mahalia Jackson, Sandi Patty, Willie Nelson, etc. The song is absolutely beautiful.
Gardening in the wee hours after daybreak is so relaxing. Sometimes the urbanscapes are noisy and busy during mid-day and the evening. However in the earliest part of the day, there is a stillness that occur in even the busiest of cities. In the early hours of the dawn of a new day, it's nice to reflect and meditate in an urban garden. . . even if it's just a pot of petunias on a concrete step.
The Ghetto Gardner weeds, prunes, and harvests at the break of dawn, while quietly singing C. Austin Mile's tune, "I Come to the Garden Alone."
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.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.