The Rain and Snow from Heaven
David Ashley White

Composer David Ashley White
Text Richard Leach
SATB, flute or violin
Topics Thanksgiving
1' 30" Price $1.65 (U.S.)
Released 06/08
Catalog no. 410-535 Difficulty Mod. easy

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The rain and snow descending from heaven
make a promise that they keep:
to bring the harvest for the hungry,
filling sowers' hands with seed.

So when a word of promise is spoken,
all that God desires is done;
and those in exile reap the harvest,
singing as they journey home.

When fear and folly lead us to harvest
thorn and briar, seek the Lord;
the rain and snow hint at the mercy
brimming over in his word.

--Richard Leach, based on Isaiah 55:10-13. © 2008 Selah Publishing Co., Inc. All rights reserved.

The simple lyricism of the English folksong "Horkstow Grange" is captured in this setting for flute or violin and mixed voices. Richard Leach's text is based on Isaiah 55:10-13 and celebrates God's provision for all. It would be particularly suitable for Thanksgiving and harvest seasons.


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