Friday, October 19, 2007

Rain!!!!

I was in the kitchen just now and suddenly I heard a most wonderful sound - RAIN!!!!!! Falling gently, falling steadily, pattering on the roof, washing down over branches, gathering in the gutter and spilling out. Drink it in, dry ground. Soak it up, thirsty plants. I ran out to the deck and stood in it, barefeet feeling the wet, drops hitting my head. This great old-time hymn popped into my mind:

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

2 comments:

Rob said...

haha it's just a lil water

Amber Benton said...

Beth,

I really enjoyed your rain and drought posts and they have come to mind several times over the last couple of days. Now that it's REALLY raining!