Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Slowdown


The composer of our hymn for this Friday was a pharmacist and amateur photographer, C. Austin Miles.  One day in 1912, he was in his darkroom, waiting for his photos to develop, and while in prayer, experienced a profound spiritual moment.
He envisioned Mary Magdalene, visiting the tomb and then meeting the risen Christ in the garden. He penned these words that have become a favorite for many Christians.

I hope that you find time to meditate on these lyrics and perhaps enjoy the recording that is below. May they bring a blessing to your heart on this Friday, as we slow down to think of our Father and to thank Him for His many blessings to us.


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.


4 comments:

Belinda said...

One of my all time favorite hymns. I sing it all the time. It's very moving and I always picture Mary in the garden and the feelings she must have experienced seeing a risen Savior!!!

Denise :) said...

This has long been a favorite of mine, but I'd never heard the story of its composition before -- how marvelous! :)

Carrie P. said...

I remember singing that song when I first came to know Jesus as my Savior. The photos in the video are so beautiful. So peaceful.
Wow! the last photo is stunning. thanks for sharing.

CATachresis said...

That beautiful hymn takes me back to my youth!! I didn't know how it came to be written! Thanks x