Open the Windows of Heaven

Open the windows of Heaven

Author: R. G. Staples (1889)
Tune: [Open the windows of Heaven]
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1. Open the windows of Heaven,
Send showers of blessing just now;
Look on us, Lord, in Thy mercy,
While humbly before Thee we bow.

Refrain
Showers of blessing,
Fresh showers of blessing we need;
Showers of blessing,
For showers of blessing we plead.

2. Open the windows of Heaven,
Look tenderly on us in love
Coming in heartfelt contrition,
We pray Thee our sins hence remove. [Refrain]

3. Trusting, we’ll try Thee, and prove Thee;
All effort without Thee is vain;
Earth’s greatest pleasures are fleeting,
Their loss is our infinite gain. [Refrain]

4. Open the windows of Heaven,
And bless us for Thy dear Son’s sake;
His blood shed for our redemption,
Our plea, only plea we now make. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5525

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

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First Line: Open the windows of Heaven
Title: Open the Windows of Heaven
Author: R. G. Staples (1889)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Showers of blessing
Copyright: Public Domain

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