1. Songs of praise the angels sang,
heaven with alleluias rang,
when creation was begun,
when God spoke and it was done.
Songs of praise awoke the morn
when the Prince of Peace was born;
songs of praise arose when he
captive led captivity.
3.Heaven and earth must pass away;
songs of praise shall crown that day;
God will make new heavens and earth;
songs of praise shall hail their birth.
4. And will man alone be dumb
till that glorious kingdom come?
No the Church delights to raise
psalms and hymns and songs of praise
Saints below with heart and voice
still in songs of praise rejoice
learning here by faith and love
songs of praise to sing above
6. There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.
7. Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
8. There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.
9. There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.
10. Spirit divine, attend our prayers
and make this house thy home
descend with all thy gracious powers
O come, great Spirit, come!
11. Come as the light; to us reveal
our emptiness and woe,
and lead us in those paths of life
whereon the righteous go.
12. Come as the fire and purge our hearts
like sacrificial flame;
let our whole soul an offering be
to our Redeemer’s Name.
13. Come as the dove, and spread thy wings
the wings of peaceful love;
and let thy Church on earth become
blest as the Church above.
14.Amazing grace! how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found,
was blind but now I see.