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Wednesday Is for Worship: “Healing Rain”

It’s Wednesday.  Last Wednesday was a dry Wednesday, but not this one!!  Mercifully, it is raining, adding to the couple of inches of rain we’ve already received here in July after a June where we saw around a quarter of an inch of rain for the entire month.  After a much-needed drink, my tomatoes and squash are blooming out again.  Yes!!

It’s amazing how much you think about something once it’s gone.  So, rain has been on my mind quite a bit, which brings me to today’s song:  “Healing Rain.”

Written in 2004 by Christian music heavyweight Michael W. Smith along with Martin Smith (front man for Delirious?) and Matt Bronleewe (a founding but short-term member of Jars of Clay), this song became the title track for Michael W. Smith’s 2004 album and went to #1 on the Christian music chart.  Both the song and the album were nominated for several Dove Awards in 2005, and the album was nominated for a Grammy the same year.

Although “Healing Rain” is not really a congregational praise song, it’s a praise song nonetheless.  Praise the Lord for the restoration found in Jesus!  Let that healing rain fall on us!!

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming nearer to this old town
Rich and poor, weak and strong
It’s bringing mercy, it won’t be long
Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming closer to the lost and found
Tears of joy, and tears of shame
Are washed forever in Jesus’ name

Healing rain, it comes with fire
So let it fall and take us higher
Healing rain, I’m not afraid
To be washed in Heaven’s rain

Lift your heads, let us return
To the mercy seat where time began
And in your eyes, I see the pain
Come soak this dry heart with healing rain
And only You, the Son of man
Can take a leper and let him stand
So lift your hands, they can be held
By someone greater, the great I Am

Healing rain is falling down
Healing rain is falling down
I’m not afraid
I’m not afraid



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