There Shall Be Showers of Blessing… Really?!?

A dear friend of mine was recently humming a tune.  I queried, “What are you singing?” to which they replied, “Showers of Blessings.”

Hmmmm…  Immediately, I had questions running through my head.  Not that I haven’t sung the hymn many times, but my perspective of hymnody has changed pretty radically over the last few years.  The post on Beulah Land, just a few days ago, should be evidence enough.

Here are the  lyrics to There Shall Be Showers of Blessings,

  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.
  3. There shall be showers of blessing;
    Send them upon us, O Lord;
    Grant to us now a refreshing,
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Beulah Land, Some Thoughts

The song keeps running through my head and is a beautiful lilting melody.

Beulah Land

I’m kind of homesick for a country
To which I’ve never been before.
No sad goodbyes will there be spoken
for time won’t matter anymore.

(Chorus)
Beulah Land, I’m longing for you
and some day on thee I’ll stand.
There my home shall be eternal.
Beulah Land — Sweet Beulah Land

I’m looking now across the river
where my faith will end in sight.
There’s just a few more days to labor.
Then I will take my heavenly flight.

The lyrics need some mild adjustment, though.  Isaiah tells us exactly where Beulah Land is, and a rapturous flight is not necessary unless El Al is really that good.

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