Hymn & History
Ezekiel 34:26

“There Shall Be Showers of Blessing”

By Daniel W. Whittle, 1883


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Hymn Lyrics

“There Shall Be Showers of Blessing” 

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops ’round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing–
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain. [Chorus]

There shall be showers of blessing:
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing;
Come and now honor Thy Word. [Chorus]

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call! [Chorus]

The Author of the Hymn

THE AUTHOR ~ Daniel W. Whittle

Born November 22,1840 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
Died March 4, 1901 in Northfield, Massachusetts

Whittle was associated with the evangelistic campaigns of Dwight Lyman Moody. Marrying Abbie Hanson in 1861 the night before he deployed with Company B of the 72d Illinois Infantry, he served in the American Civil War. He was wounded at Vicksburg and marched with  General William Tecumseh Sherman’s forces through Georgia. Whittle was brevated with the rank of major at the end of the war and is still widely known among hymnologists as Major Whittle. Settling in Chicago to work for the Elgin Clock Company, he became closely associated with Moody, who successfully encouraged him to go into evangelistic work. One of Whittle’s war experiences served as the basis for the gospel song “Hold the Fort” by Phillip Paul Bliss, of whom Whittle edited a biography.  

History of Hymn

THE HISTORY ~ “There Shall be Showers of Blessing”

There Shall be Showers of Blessing is a Christian hymn which was written in 1883 by Daniel Webster (1840–1901) under the pseudonym of D. W. Whittle. It was given music by James McGranahan.

The hymn is based on the “showers of blessing” referred to in Ezekiel 34:26–27. Webster wrote under various pseudonyms, including Daniel W. Whittle, Daniel Webster White, Whittle Daniel, Nathan and El Nathan 

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