Most of you likely recognize those words since In The Garden is a beloved song by many. In fact, on an afternoon this week a 100 year-old woman nicknamed Bunny asked our Joyful Noise Boys group to sing it.
Songfacts.com mentions this about the song and the author of it, C. Austin Miles (1868-1946):
“Miles went on to recount how he had a vision, in which he could see and hear Mary Magdalene weeping outside the tomb of Jesus as the resurrected Christ appeared to her. He recalled how he “became a silent witness to that dramatic moment in Mary’s life, when she knelt before her Lord, and cried, ‘Rabboni!'” Miles then described how: ‘I awakened in full light, gripping the Bible, with muscles tense and nerves vibrating. Under the inspiration of this vision I wrote as quickly as the words could be formed the poem exactly as it has since appeared. That same evening I wrote the music.’ “
You can get a lot more detail about the song HERE
Many artists sang this song. Here is Elvis’ rendition…
While we can’t all experience what Miles did in the way of a vision and basically finishing a song in one day, we all have a chance to walk with Christ.
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for this Sunday, November 19, 2017:
- Judges 4:1-7 and Psalm 123
- Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 and Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12
- 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
- Matthew 25:14-30
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