No. 99

I grew up in a church that was rich in musical tradition. Services were full of music and at least two Sunday evening services a month were music only. All of us had favorites and would call them out by number. The pastor’s son could be counted on to jump to his feet and shout No. 60 (The Old Rugged Cross) the second the service began. My favorite was No. 99 – In the Garden. When I put this dress on this morning, that song came into my head and I have been singing and humming it ever since. It’s a song that really exemplifies the ecstatic tradition in protestant faith, though some people get all huffy if you say that.

This is from the newly released Spring Collection from Chatkare and is called Garden Party. Equally new and just as fun are the Troya slides – the lovely jewel-embellished shoes from EarthStones.

I went to the garden alone while the dew was 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 gives to me, within my heart is ringing.

I am no longer in the church, but the songs are still woven into my being and will be forever. And so will the song numbers. Dad’s favorite was 366 and Mom’s favorite was 110.

The Stained Glass earrings and Necklace from Bonita’s Jewelry could have been made for this dress. You can say the same thing about the lovely hair rose from Essentia.

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2 thoughts on “No. 99

  1. Cajsa Lilliehook Post author

    oops, I originally said No. 15, which is He Lives – which has a similar he walks with me and talks with me chorus. I guess even hymn numbers do begin to fade with time.

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