In The Garden' Live Performance From Jimmy Fortune

In The Garden' Live Performance From Jimmy Fortune

Jimmy Fortune gives a beautiful live performance of the beloved hymn ‘In The Garden.’

“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 lovely performance by Fortune is made even more beautiful with the band’s music and the vocal harmonies which add so much fullness to the song. You can tell that the audience in the video is especially drawn into this wonderful performance.

This gospel song was written by American songwriter C. Austin Miles in 1912. He also wrote many other religious songs including ‘Answering Thy Call' and ‘He Is Mine,' but ‘In The Garden' is his best-known piece.

In the book Forty Gospel Hymn Stories, Miles recalls the inspiration for ‘In The Garden.'
"One day in March 1912, I was seated in the darkroom, where I kept my photographic equipment and organ," Miles shares. "I drew my Bible toward me; it opened at my favorite chapter, John 20 – whether by chance or inspiration let each reader decide."

He then goes on to tell a story about his vision where he saw and heard Mary Magdalene crying outside of the tomb of Jesus. He shares how he “became a silent witness to that dramatic moment in Mary’s life, when she knelt before her Lord, and cried, ‘Rabboni!'”

“I awakened in full light, gripping the Bible, with muscles tense and nerves vibrating," Miles said. "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.”