In the Garden

In 1913, Charles Austin Miles

wrote about the moment Mary Magdalene

found Jesus alive.



I come to the garden

alone . . .  

while the dew

               is still

                     on the  Roses






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













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

though the night around me be falling

but He bids me go

through the voice of woe

His voice to me is




                      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



- Words and Music by Charles Austin Miles, 1913

Miles gave the background to this beautiful hymn in his own words:
"I read the story of the greatest morn in history. The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, while it was yet very dark, unto the sepulcher. Instantly, completely, there unfolded in my mind the scenes of the garden, where out of the mists comes a form, halting, hesitating, tearful, seeking, turning from side to side in bewildering amazement.
"Falteringly, bearing grief in every accent, with tear-dimmed eyes, she whispers, 'If Thou has borne Him hence.'
"He speaks, and the sound of His voice is so sweet the birds hush their singing. He said to her "Mary!"
"Just one word and forgotten are the heartaches, the long dreary hours, all the past blotted out in His presence."
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