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Abundance of Rain

Our service for God has been barren and dry

Author: Wm. Leslie
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Our service for God has been barren and dry,
And barren it still shall remain,
Until we are blest with the fire from on high,
And sound of abundance of rain.

There's sound of abundance of rain,
There's sound of abundance of rain;
To God we draw near, and by faith we can hear
The sound of abundance of rain.

2 The prophets of Pride and the priests of Desire
Are calling and cutting in vain;
The halting are waiting for witness of fire,
And sound of abundance of rain. [Refrain]

3 The altars of God that our sins have destroy'd
We must build with the things that remain;
And prove to the world that no promise is void
By sound of abundance of rain. [Refrain]

4 To each may the faith of Elijah be giv'n,
To pray till the answer we gain,
And sinners acknowledge the witness of heav'n,
And sound of abundance of rain. [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #933

Author: Wm. Leslie

Mr. William Leslie was found dead at his home in Broomlands, Paisley, where he lived alone. He was a well-known lay preacher with the Methodist Church. Mr. Leslie, who was 88, wrote many sacred songs and hymns, including “The Old, Old Story” which was the only hymn he sold for money—to hep the funds os a mission he founded in West Campbell Street, Paisley. He was the proprietor of a drapery business in Paisley. --Obituary from The Glasgow Herald, July 20, 1950.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our service for God has been barren and dry
Title: Abundance of Rain
Author: Wm. Leslie
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There's sound of abundance of rain


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Redemption Songs #933

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