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Nashville 64

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: Alexander Johnson, 1821
Poet: The Christians Duty, 1801
Meter: Common Particular Meter (8,8,6,8,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
The Lord into His garden comes,
The spices yield their rich perfumes,
The lilies grow and thrive;
Refreshing show'rs of grace divine
From Jesus flow to ev'ry vine,
Which make the dead revive.

The Lord into his Garden come,, Stanza 1
Oh that this dry and barren ground
In springs of water may abound,
A fruitful soil become;
The desert blossoms as the rose,
While Jesus conquers all His foes,
And makes His people one.

The Lord into his Garden come,, Stanza 2
Come, brethren, ye that love the Lord,
Who taste the sweetness of His word,
In Jesus' ways go on;
Our troubles and our trials here
Will only make us richer there,
When we arrive at home.

The Lord into his Garden come,, Stanza 5
The glorious time is rolling on,
The gracious work is now begun,
My soul a witness is;
I taste and see the pardon free
For all mankind as well as me,
Who come to Christ may live.

The Lord into his Garden come,, Stanza 3