Like fruitful showers of rain

Like fruitful showers of rain

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 2 hymnals

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Like fruitful show'rs of rain,
That water all the plain;
Descending from the neighboring hills
Such streams of pleasure roll
Through ev'ry friendly soul,
Where love like heavenly dew distils.

Source: The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler: being a new collection of psalm tunes, hymns and anthems with a variety of set pieces, from the most approved American and European authors... #80b

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Like fruitful showers of rain
Author: Isaac Watts
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain