Let It Rain – Michael W Smith

Today’s song Let It Rain could be described as a meditative companion piece of a previous song I wrote about by Michael W Smith Healing Rain. Let It Rain was written by songwriter and artist Michael Farren; However, Michael W. Smith released it first according to The Berean Test web site dedicated to analysing lyrics in Jesus’ name.
The Chorus repeats the same line 18 repeats throughout this song.

[Chorus 1]
Let it rain, let it rain
Open the floodgates of Heaven
Let it rain, let it rain
Open the floodgates of Heaven
Let it rain, let it rain
Open the floodgates of Heaven
Let it rain, let it rain

According to the reference below: (Let It Rain) disseminates a request for God’s blessing upon us, narrates His rulership and reign over all creation, and describes His mighty demonstration of His strength...All of the words are quoted or paraphrased from the NIV translation of the Bible.

The intermittent Bridge is from Psalm 97:

The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;
    let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

You can read more about Michael W Smith’s biography in my previous posts, but below is a snippet of his upbringing from Wikipedia:

Michael Whitaker Smith was born to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia. His father was an oil refinery worker at the Ashland Oil Refinery, in nearby Catlettsburg, Kentucky. His mother was a caterer. He inherited his love of baseball from his father, who had played in the minor leagues. As a child, he developed a love of music through his church. He learned piano at an early age and sang in his church choir. At the age of 10, he had “an intense spiritual experience” that led to his becoming a devout Christian. “I wore this big cross around my neck,” he would recall, “It was very real to me.” He became involved in Bible study and found a group of older friends who shared his faith.

1. Michael W Smith – Let it Rain – The Berean Test
2. Psalm 97 – Bible Gateway

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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5 comments on “Let It Rain – Michael W Smith
  1. Matt – thanks for posting this. It reminds me of my all-time favourite piece of Gregorian Chant that is sung during Advent in the lead-up to Christmas: Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justum. Drop down ye heavens from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One. http://gregorian-chant-hymns.com/hymns-2/rorate-caeli.html

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