The Promised Blessing

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1. Our God shall pour on us a blessing,
To receive it there shall not be room;
And if we believe then right early
Upon us the blessing shall come.

He shall pour floods upon the dry ground,
He shall pour floods upon the dry ground;
And they that are thirsty shall drink of the blessing,
When he shall pour floods upon the dry ground.

2. Our God shall "pour water upon him,"
Who would slake his soul's thirst from above,
And the blessing from heav'n distilling
Shall fill each beholder with love. [Chorus]

3. "As willows by the water courses,"
"They shall spring up when he comes to bless;"
And "I am the Lord's," each redeem'd one
Shall gladly in that day confess. [Chorus]

4. The pray'r of the righteous availeth,
And the cry of the church must be heard;
And God to his faithful believers
Shall hasten fulfilling his word. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #122

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our God shall pour on us a blessing
Title: The Promised Blessing
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He shall pour floods upon the dry ground
Copyright: Public Domain


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