Flood-Tides

Dewdrops of mercy are falling

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Dewdrops of mercy are falling]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Dewdrops of mercy are falling,
But we are pleading, O Lord:
Send us a stream of salvation,
As promised within Thy word.

Refrain:
Lord, send us the flood-tides,
Pour them upon the dry ground;
Streams of salvation,
Till heav’nly fruit shall abound.
Lord, send us the flood-tides,
Pour them upon the dry ground;
Inundate us with Thy glory,
Until we see Thy face,
Until we see Thy face.

2 Showers of blessing are falling,
Falling on us all around;
But we are earnestly praying,
For flood tides upon the dry ground. [Refrain]

3 Then all the desert shall blossom,
Streams of pure water abound;
Where grew the thorns and the brambles,
Sweet-scented roses are found. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #59

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dewdrops of mercy are falling
Title: Flood-Tides
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Lord, send us the floodtides
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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