There shall be showers of blessing

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There shall be showers of blessing:
  This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
  Sent from the Savior above.
  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.
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.
4
There shall be showers of blessing;
  O that today they might fall,
Now as to God we're confessing,
  Now as on Jesus we call!
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.
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Chukwudi

Port Harcourt, Rivers Stat, Nigeria

But for the showers we plead .

Amen and Amen


Seeta

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Showers of blessings a beautiful hymn, brought me back to my early childhood days. The scenery with the waterfall just awesome! Blessings to all. With ❤️


Stephanie Smith

Wharton, Texas, United States

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Showers of blessings. Showers of blessings we need. Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead. Amen and Amen! 🙏


Yiyeh Josephine

Lagos, Benue State, Nigeria

Great, and awesome song 🎵

I'm when ever I sing this song 🎵

God Almighty bless us all in Jesus Mighty Name Amen


Ruth Yohanna

Kontagora, Niger, Nigeria

Great song any day, anytime.

Full of God's promises of abundance.

Awesome God


Ana Lara

United States

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. He was with General Sherman on his march to the sea and was later wounded in the Battle of Vicksburg. After his return home he met the evangelist D. L. Moody. His relationship with Moody changed the course of Whittle’s life. After a brief time of working for the Elgin Watch Company, he was persuaded by Moody to enter to be a full time evangelist. He became known as one of the leading evangelists of his day.

Whittle was always assisted by a gospel singer and a song leader. His first associate was Phillip Bliss, whose tragic death at the Ashtabula, Ohio, train wreck in 1876 ended a close relationship.

James McGranahan followed Phillip Bliss as Whittle’s singing companion. More than 200 hymns hymn texts were set to music by McGranahan. Most of Whittle’s hymns had the pseudo name “El Nathan, ” Moody once said,

“I think Major Whittle has written some of the best hymns of this century. ” Together Whittle and McGranahan’s made several trips to Great Britain for evangelistic crusades and traveled around the United States until about 1890, when McGranahan’s health began to fail.

Major Daniel Whitfield died at Northfield, Massachusetts on March 4, 1901, at the age of sixty-one. He went to be with the Lord he served so faithfully.

James McGranahan was born on July 4, 1840 near Adamsville, Pennsylvania, he was of Scotch-Irish descent. At a young age he had already developed his tenor voice that so many enjoyed hearing. He was encouraged to enter into the operatic field and many believed that he would become a success. Phillip Bliss however encouraged him to devote his life to evangelist ministry. After hearing of Phillip Bliss’s tragic train accident, McGranahan went immediately to the site, looking to identify the body and to retrieve an item left behind from his friend in the train wreck. The body of Bliss, nor his wife’s nor anything belonging to them was found. Moving around the large crowd of spectators gathered at the site, McGranahan recognized Major Whittle, although they had never met before. Whittle had heard from Bliss about the talented James McGranahan and how he should be in Christian service. The Major immediately asked the musician to join him to replace Phillip Bliss. Before leaving the site of the accident together , they found the trunk undamaged, containing the text for “My Redeemer” which Bliss had been working on during the trip. McGranahan immediately began composing the music for this text; and at the next service in Chicago, he introduced the song which made a great spiritual impact upon the crowd. This began the evangelistic ministry between these two lovers of Christ.

After years of constant labor, McGranahan was forced to retire to private life due to his failing health. His last years were spent in composing hymns. He died on July 9, 1907, at the age of sixty-seven. His favorite verse was John 6:47 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. ”


Solomon Ifeanyi

Lagos, Nigeria

Great song indeed, truly power of God under prosperity is hidden under this song.


Pratyush

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

I hared this song for the 1st time when I was just 9 yrs in my school. I got so influenced and felt so peace around me after herring this, that even now, when I am 19 yrs old, I still use to sing this song in quite whenever I feel distrassed or in pain, it's give me a metal peace, when I dnt usually get in my bad times :)

May the showers of blessings fall on each n every one of us :)


Beverly

Philadelphia, PA, United States

I am 73 years old & I grew up on this song. We do not hear precious, heartfelt songs like this today. But thanks be to God that this song can be taught to our younger generation. I have given the words to my children & they have been & are bless with many Showers of Blessings..


Anonymous

Thank You God