Monday, September 20, 2010

another hymn for another week

A few weeks ago, our church held a dedication service for our new hymnals.  I was skeptical when I first heard that Lifeway was coming out with a new hymnal, but I have been pleasantly surprised by the excellent mix of old and new.  Today we sang several of my favorite hymns, but the one I want to share is a new one we learned in choir tonight.  If you haven't heard the song, you can listen to it here.

I don't know what else to say, except that as we sang tonight I just found myself praying these words and thinking how appropriate they are for the beginning of a new week.  I hope it speaks to you, as well.


Holy Spirit, Rain Down
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down;
O Comforter and Friend,
How we need Your touch again.

Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down;
Let Your power fall, let Your voice be heard,
Come and change our hearts as we stand on Your Word.
Holy Spirit, rain down.

Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down;
O Comforter and Friend,
How we need Your touch again.



Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down;
Let Your power fall, let Your voice be heard,
Come and change our hearts as we stand on Your Word.
Holy Spirit, rain down.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
No mind can know what God has in store;
So open up heaven, open it wide
Over Your church and over our lives.

Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down;
Let Your power fall, let Your voice be heard,
Come and change our hearts as we stand on Your Word.
Holy Spirit, rain down.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,
he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you;
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.  John 14:26 & 27

Words and Music by Russell Fragar ~ Hillsong Publishing ~ from the Baptist Hymnal

2 comments:

Rie said...

I listened, it is beautiful.

Hope you had a great Friday night. I thought about you while we were traveling and knew at least one small someone was having fun!

Donna said...

That is a powerful song! Thanks for sharing it.

Hope you have a great week, Jennifer! :)