Ask for the showers of blessing

Ask for the showers of blessing

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Tune: [Ask for the showers of blessing]
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1. Ask for the showers of blessing,
Ye shall not seek Me in vain;
After the voice of confessing,
Sound of abundance of rain.

Ask for the rain, ask not in vain;
I will pour water on him that is thirsty,
And floods upon the dry ground.

2. Bring all the ‘tithes’ to My storehouse,
Prove Me herewith, saith the Lord;
Windows of Heaven shall open,
Wonderful blessings be poured. [Refrain]

3. Mine all the gold and the silver,
Mine all the houses and lands;
Blood-bought are ye and your children,
See the nail-prints in My hands. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #254

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ask for the showers of blessing
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: Ask for the rain, Ask not in vain



The Cyber Hymnal #254
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