Scripture Verse

He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. Job 36:27–28


Alfred H. Ackley

Words & Mu­sic: Al­fred H. Ack­ley, in Ro­de­hea­ver’s Gos­pel Songs, by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver & Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­hea­ver Com­pa­ny, 1922), num­ber 96 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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God is good, He sends the rain;
For His glory, we should not complain;
What He sends is always best,
Stormy clouds and all the rest.


What would we do without the clouds?
The clouds bring rain,
Scattering showers of blessing
Over hill and plain,
Bringing to us the harvest
Of the golden grain;
What would we do without the clouds?
The clouds bring rain.

Verdant meadows, fruits and flowers,
Gather beauty from the falling showers;
Clouds are sailboats from above,
Laden with the gifts of love.


Cloudless sky makes barren land;
Parched and thirsty is the desert sand;
So would life be barren, too,
If there were no clouds for you.