What Would Come to Pass?

Representative Text

1 What if the little rain should say,
“So small a drop as I
Can ne’er refresh those thirsty fields,
I’ll tarry in the sky;
I’ll tarry in the sky,
I’ll tarry in the sky,
I can’t refresh those thirsty fields,
I’ll tarry in the sky”!

2 What if a shining beam of noon
Should in its fountain stay,
Because its feeble light alone
Cannot create a day;
Cannot create a day,
Cannot create a day,
Because its feeble light alone
Cannot create a day!

3 Does not each raindrop help to form
The cool, refreshing show’r?
And every ray of light to warm
And beautify the flow’r?
And beautify the flow’r,
And beautify the flow’r,
And every ray of light to warm
And beautify the flow’r?

Source: Timeless Truths #969

Author: William Cutter

Cutter, William, born at North Yarmouth, Maine, May 15, 1801, and was removed in childhood to Portland, and educated at Bowdoin College, graduating in 1821. He was subsequently engaged for some time in business in Portland, and again in Brooklyn, New York. Died Feb. 8, 1867. Mr. Cutter, who was a member of the Congregational body, was a deserving writer, who has hitherto missed his due meed of acknowledgment. To his friend Mr. Colesworthy we are indebted for the details of his life and hymnological work. His hymns include:— 1. Thy neighbour? it is he whom thou. Christian Brotherhood. This appeared in the Christian Mirror for May 30, 1828 (Mr. Colesworthy thinks that he set the types for it), and again in Cheever'sAmer… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What if the little rain should say
Title: What Would Come to Pass?
Author: William Cutter
Meter: 8.6.8.6.6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Schools #349

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