Tucker Booth: A Grateful Heart a Garden Is

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Tucker Dale Booth is a singer-songwriter and rapper from Redondo Beach, California. He loves freestylin’- if you ever see him, ask him for some a lil’ improv. You won’t be disappointed.

This Weekly Musician podcast was first posted on January 14th, 2013 and is being rerun as part of our Thanksgiving series this November.

Song Title:

A Grateful Heart a Garden Is


A grateful heart a garden is,
Where there is always room
For every lovely, God-like grace
To come to perfect bloom.

A grateful heart a fortress is,
A staunch and rugged tower,
Where God’s omnipotence, revealed,
Girds man with mighty power.

A grateful heart a temple is,
A shrine so pure and white,
Where angels of His presence keep
Calm watch by day or night.

Grant then, dear Father-Mother, God,
Whatever else befall,
This largess of a grateful heart
That loves and blesses all.

Words by Ethel Wasgatt Dennis, Christian Science Hymnal, No. 3 © CSBD


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  1. Chris says:

    “Tucker Booth has taken it back to his roots,  playing Guitar in the streets and battling emcees at a fever pitch.  Winning the S.L.U.M.fest 2011 and 2012 battle in STL last summer and a Sounds of the Cave battle in L.A., Tucker’s on a winning streak” ~ Locash Magazine

  2. Tucker Booth says:

    Thank You T4Thinkers For This Blog! God Bless Us All :)

  3. sandi says:

    Tucker, I love that you don’t read music.  The harmonies and chord progressions, all come from your heart. Thanks for also sharing your family’s reminders about the definitions of complain and gratitude.   Your rendition of this message today provided just the inspiration needed to get past a glitch this morning!

    • Tucker Booth says:

      Thank You Sandi and David for your kind words. I have a new arrangement of this hymn that is more in a finger picking style but I still like this version too. Much love and gratitude to Peter Stevens at Freelight Sonic Productions in St. Louis for his recording expertise on this one.

  4. Dave says:

    Thanks so much Tucker. This is a beautiful hymn. I love the sincerity and real gratitude expressed in this interpretation.  I am sure that it will inspire many others.

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