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GODFREY RUST

PRAYERS IN TIME

songs of hope and grace

 

Track 7

The sound of heavy rain


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We may love well if we have reserves of spirit to draw on…

Inspired by the phrase "in our souls we hear the sound of heavy rain", used by Dave Gatting when speaking about the story of Elijah and the end of the four-year drought in Israel (1 Kings 18-19).

 

Words and music by Godfrey Rust

 

Godfrey Rust lead vocal, acoustic guitars

Laura Fontanills, Emma Nixon, Joel Rust backing vocals

Adam Rust keyboards, synth bass, drum programming

David Fitzgerald saxophone, flute

 

Recorded by Adam Rust and Godfrey Rust

Produced and engineered Adam Rust

Co-produced by Godfrey Rust

Mixed by Enoch John

Mastered by Denis Blackham

So many years of drought in this land—

idol worship born of idle hands.

God is mocked, ambition is laid bare

in worthless creeds of pleasure and despair.

 

We your people have come to you today,

come to worship, like Elijah come to pray—

see a tiny cloud on the horizon again

and in our souls the sound of heavy rain.

 

Pour down on every willing heart:

rain in this desert, Holy Spirit, counterpart,

pour down your power and your grace—

we can do the father’s will,

make a difference in this place.

 

So many times we have stood upon this ground,

pride and indifference the enemies we’ve found.

So many lives lived in darkness all their days

that never know the liberty of praise.

 

Open our eyes and our ears to your desire,

to see around us your chariots of fire,

to hear your still and quiet voice again  

and in our souls the sound of heavy rain.

 

Pour down...

 

We don't find you in the earthquake,

we don't find you in the fire,

we don't find you in the howling wind,

you whisper to our desire

 

Pour down...