Thinking about the poem which included the lines of being nearer to God in his garden, reminded me too of a favourite Jim Reeves song that I like, which has a similar sentiment…..
My cathedral has a ceiling of blue,
my cathedral `neath the sky
where I may lift up my eyes unto the hills
and hear music from a stream rippling by.
My cathedral has an alter of flowers,
their fragrant incense fills the air.
In my cathedral
I am closer to him than I could be anywhere.
For here I pray in a place so grand
the carpet I kneel on was made by his own hand.
My cathedral has candles lighted by the stars
and mighty pillars of trees.
No other cathedral is so beautiful
for God made my cathedral for me.
(lyrics found on www.sing365.com)