Scripture Verse

There shall be showers of blessing. Ezekiel 34:26

Introduction

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Edward J. Hopkins (1818–1901)

Words: Charles Cof­fin, Hym­ni Sac­ri (Pa­ris: 1836) (Dei can­a­mus glor­i­am). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler and the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: St. Hugh (Hop­kins) Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Coffin (1676–1749)

Lyrics

Sing we the glo­ry of our God,
Who on the second day
Spread out the firmament above,
His wonders to display.

There, floating in the blue ex­panse
The watery clouds we view,
Whence fruitful showers at His com­mand
The thirsty soil be­dew.

How fair an image of the grace
Which Thou, Lord, dost im­part,
Like morning dew or gen­tle rain,
To gladden every heart.

And when the faithful soul drinks in
Those showers with bless­ings rife,
A well of water spring­eth up
To ev­er­last­ing life.

O happy saints, on whom are poured,
Such treasures from above!
Lord, may they ne’er for­get­ful be,
But render love for love.

To God, who freely loved us first,
All might, all glo­ry be;
To Fa­ther, Son, and Ho­ly Ghost,
Through all eter­ni­ty.