And He tells me I am His own

In the Garden

*(one of my all time favorite Gospel songs)

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

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

– written by Jim Reeves

Elvis had said his earliest memories were singing Gospel songs in church with his Mother and Daddy; Is it any wonder he was laid to rest in a garden?

Categories: Attitude, Beauty, Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Joy, Love, Personal, Thoughts | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments

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16 thoughts on “And He tells me I am His own

  1. Beautiful home. I’ve played it on the piano many times in church. And my mother-in-law has said that she wants that sung at her funeral.

    • It’s one I remember singing with my mother, playing on the piano, and then discovering Elvis’ gospel music … it’s on my walking playlist, too. MJ

  2. CORRECTION: meant to write beautiful HYMN. Not sure what happened there!

  3. Bittersweet! Reminds me of my grandmothers – both avid gardeners – and it was sung at their funerals. I grew up singing in the church choir and we often sang this hymn at funerals. But it also is a reminder that communing with the higher power can often be as simple as walking in a garden or through a field of wildflowers – no pews required! Thanks for the lovely lyrics!

    • Yes, same for me, Renee. It’s my “go to” song to explain why I always have felt closer to God when outside. As you said, “no pews required.” Beautiful! MJ

  4. You’ve added more sunshine to my Sunday, MJ. Thank you.

  5. sydney

    I somehow got connected w/ your blog …. I think through my VERY close friend-Lissa ( we call each other “sisters”)
    I just love your blogs — ESPECIALLY today’s, as it really made me feel closer to my MoM almost like another sign …. I see them almost everyday since she left me to go HOME with Our Father–just weeks ago on July 7, 2011 a Thursday! I have been taking care of her everyday since September 25 of last year. We played both the original and the Elvis Version (her favorite) each night before bedtime after we did her flossing of teeth ( she had all her own original teeth @ 91) and face cream! I played this when I changed her sheets or was fixing her food– it put a real sweet feeling around me like The LORD was wrapping himself around me.
    Today was a real hard day– the first of actually looking back at her clothes and putting some in bags to give others….”Others” was another very old hymn she loved…hard to find but traced it down to played at her Funeral/Memorial.
    “Thank-You” for writing this today and reminding me to get the CD out and sing again. My Sweetest of Mothers would want me to get the song back in my Heart and be confident that I WILL see her again.

    • Sydney you have blessed me by sharing YOUR story. Just the other day I posted this quote, “Coincidence is just God’s way of remaining anonymous.” And then you find my “In the Garden” post. I never underestimate the power of His actions or where they may be at work.

      When my father passed away, I had many little “signs” around me that let me know he was near me. Sometimes there were songs, sometimes certain birds alighting and even certain smells. The fact that this song brought you comfort on this day is a testament to the power of music and of their love for us .. even after they’re physically gone.

      Thank you for visiting, I hope you come back again, MJ

  6. MJ, I just presented you with a blog award over at my place!

  7. This is just… perfect.

  8. Thank you Emjay it is indeed a beautiful song so comforting and uplifting, this is the same with may of the old Hymns but of course Scripture in song or Psalms and the modern Spiritual songs are beautiful too perhaps this is why God asks us to have a balance see below and also as those who posted shared Music and songs bring back memories some good although some can be sad. But all Music comes from God although man may distort it or use wrong words.

    Ephesians 5:19 -20 Speaking to yourselves in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual songs, singing and making Melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

    Look forward to sharing again with you Emjay Christian Love Anne.

    • You are so sweet & kind, thank you Annie. I loved the references you shared; I am not as “schooled” in verses as I could be so I always appreciate it when someone shares an important reference with me. Cheers! MJ

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