Scripture Verse

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass. Deuteronomy 32:2


Thomas Kelly

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns on Va­ri­ous Pas­sag­es of Scrip­tures 1804.

Music: Cues­ta Will­iam F. Sher­win, Heart and Voice (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 15 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William F. Sherwin


As the dew from Heaven distilling,
Gently on the grass descends,
And revives it, thus fulfilling
What Thy providence intends;
Let thy doctrine, Lord! so gracious,
Thus descending from above,
Blest by Thee, prove efficacious
To fulfill Thy work of love.

Lord! Behold Thy congregation,
Precious promises fulfill,
From Thy holy habitation
Let the dew of life distill;
Let our cry come up before Thee,
Sweetest influence shed around;
So Thy people shall adore Thee,
And confess the joyful sound.