My friends and I decided to add one of them to our repertoire. It is the one composed in 1900, known as In The Upper Garden.
The Verse begins with the words Just beyond the River Jordan and the Chorus with We shall meet them some bright morning.
Having listened to it on YouTube, I decided it went like this. I put it in F:
And more recently still, Brian Hutchinson - also in Australia - kindly sent me photocopies of the sheet music.
In The Upper Garden has to be played at a slow tempo, with much caressing of the simple harmonies.
As for the other In The Garden hymn, it is beautiful too and is written in 3/4 time. This is indeed the time signature in which even jazz bands usually play it. But that may be a subject for another day. It begins with the words:
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.