Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thy Word is Like a Garden Lord

"Thy Word is Like a Garden Lord"

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.

Oh, may I love Thy precious Word, may I explore the mine,
May I its fragrant flowers glean, may light upon me shine!
Oh, may I find my armor there! Thy Word my trusty sword,
I’ll learn to fight with every foe the battle of the Lord.

-Edwin Hodder (1863)

"Your Words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart."  Jeremiah 15:16

"As for God His way is perfect; The Word of the LORD is proven: He is a shield to all who trust in Him." Psalm 18;30

"Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesian 6:17

"Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119: 105