There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love

Author: D. W. Whittle (1883)
Tune: SHOWERS OF BLESSING (McGranahan)
Published in 255 hymnals

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

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

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

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

4 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! [Refrain]

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

Timeless Truths

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.] Daniel W. Whittle was born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, on November 22, 1840. At the age of twenty-one he joined the 72nd Illinois Infantry, enlisting in Company B as a Second Lieutenant. Later he rose to the rank of Major on General O.O. Howard's staff. He was with General Sherman on his march to the sea and was later wounded at the battle of Vicksburg. Upon his recovery and return home, he met the noted evangelist, D.L. Moody. His relationship with Moody changed the course of Whittle's life. After a rather brief time in business with the Elgin Watch Company, whose treasurer he became, he was persuaded by Moody to enter full-time evangelistic work. Soon he became known as one of the l… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There shall be showers of blessing: This is the promise of love
Title: There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
Author: D. W. Whittle (1883)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Showers of blessing

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Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #467
The Cyber Hymnal #6553
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Timeless Truths #450
  • There_Shall_Be_Showers_of_Blessing.sib (SIB, Scorch)

Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #571Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #467TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #495TextImage
Celebration Hymnal #430Image
Complete Mission Praise #945
Hymns of Faith #209TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #367
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #195
Sing Joyfully #160Image
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #601
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #289
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #130TextImage