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Good Christian songs are timeless. They’re classic. They’re beautifully written. And they’re beautifully sung for decades upon decades. Such is the case of “In the Garden,” a gospel song written in 1912 but recently resurrected by Emily Ann Roberts, a season nine contestant on the talent show, “The Voice.”
In 2015, Roberts chose to sing a STUNNING rendition of this beautiful hymn. Although the song was an unconventional pick for the hit show, she put her heart and soul into the song… and it paid off. As a result of her bringing this classic song to a new audience, it placed at number 14 on the Hot Christian Songs chart.
“In the Garden” has been a favorite song for more than a century, thanks to lyrics like these:
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
This song deserves all of the recent praise it has received, given all of the people who chose to put it on their albums. Originally written by C. Austin Miles in 1912, the hymn then went on to be recorded by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in 1950. Tennessee Ernie Ford performed it on his 1956 album, Rosemary Clooney included it on her 1959 album, Elvis Presley recorded it on his gospel album in 1967 and it was even included on Johnny Cash’s posthumous 5-CD box set released in 2003.
Thanks to Emily Ann Roberts performing “In the Garden” on “The Voice” last year, this beautiful song is once again getting the recognition it deserves.