Take care in these dangerous times and reach out to the ones you love


Gentle Rain

By Peter Gringhuis, Elton Smith and Larry Holder

CCLI Number: 5629268

All over the world people are experiencing storms and trials. We have tried to express the prayer of millions for some gentle rain. Peter wrote the music. Larry and I wrote the lyrics. Margriet Brasz sings harmony with Peter on the recording. - Elton, 3 September 2009
Many thanks for Cary Cornwell for the new piano score. - 17 March 2010

Peter Gringhuis videos

Larry Holder Music

Recording by Peter Gringhuis

Accompaniment Track


(Wind in the desert)

(Verse 1)
On my own, I quickly lose my way
Here I am
Where desert lands surround
And no relief is found
Yet I know You're always there for me
If I seek Your face
And as I humbly kneel
Within my soul I feel...

Gentle rain, Lord
A blessing from above
Send Your rain, Lord
And shower me in love
No more sorrow, no more pain
Just healing and relief
In the comfort of Your gentle rain


(Verse 2)
Sometimes the storms are more than I can bear
And I cry,
"Lord, though my hope is sure
How long must I endure?"
And You reply, "Without these storms in life
You could not be strong"
Then by Your grace they end
And in their place You send...

(Repeat Chorus)
Gentle rain, Lord
A blessing from above
Send Your rain, Lord
And shower me in love
No more sorrow, no more pain
Just healing and relief
In the comfort of Your gentle rain

No more sorrow, no more pain
No more sorrow, no more pain
In You I'm free
No more sorrow, no more pain
As I feel Your gentle care
Rain down on me

(Repeat Chorus)
Gentle rain, Lord
A blessing from above
Send Your rain, Lord
And shower me in love
No more sorrow, no more pain
Just healing and relief
In the comfort of Your gentle rain

No more sorrow, no more pain
Just healing and relief
In the comfort of Your gentle rain

(Gentle rain)

Copyright © 2009 Peter Gringhuis, Elton Smith and Larry Holder

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God bless you guys. By the of God i hope to see you all in the earth made new in jesus name
Ejiro Nelson (ejiro_DOT_nelson_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
God bless you guys. By the of God i hope to see you all in the earth made new in jesus name
Ejiro Nelson (ejiro_DOT_nelson_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
Awesome song! Brings peace to one's heart. Rain is a way that the Great Spirit tells us that He cares about us despite our trouble, sadden lives. This is the first time I visit this website, and it will not be the last. Such great songs to listen to -- very uplifting, encouraging, comforting, and inspiring to the heart and soul. "www.songsofpraise.org" website is a blessing to me. Thanks! --JAMES. jhreyos2013@yahoo.com
James Harry Reyos (jhreyos2013_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
I was just looking for praise songs tonight and i can say that God lead me to the right place. I listened to so many songs and through this one i could felt the presence of the lord so deeper in my spirit.
Donald (donalddjissa1_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
I first heard "Gentle Rain" on a page that I receive once a week. I just love the music and words so much that I listen to it almost every day. I would like to put it on my MP3 player and order some of your other CD. Please advise.
Angie (angiev3_AT_sympatico_DOT_ca)
This song lifts my spirits when I feel down.
Angie (angiev3_AT_sympatico_DOT_ca)
Gentle Rain is beautiful and so peaceful. thank you so much for sharing your music. God's blessing and Happy Glorious Resurrection Day.
Janet (janetelainetoo_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
I love this song gentle rain..I cry every time I listen to it...
Carol (carolnyce_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
thank you so much - beautiful creation & wonderful message from God! God bless you.
this is just beautiful, so inspirational,tears came flowing down my cheeks while listeming..God bless you
I sang this song in church today - it wasn't planned. It was a spontaneous response to the soloist being sick. I felt the need to sing it so I volunteered. Let me get one thing perfectly clear - i am not a singer - just the guy that controls the sound board! But, I took a big risk. I felt God urging me to sing this wonderful message. As I was singing the final words to this song, I notice a great number in the audience wiping tears from their face. Was I really that bad??? No, God spoke (through this song) to these people. It was a message that they needed to hear. Many came to me after the service an told me how this song spoke directly to them - one suffering from cancer, another one's husband had been very sick, etc. It ended up humbling me knowing God used a person like me (with very limited music abilities)as an instrument to comfort these people. I cannot thank you enough for you web site offering these beautiful arrangements. ~Tim.
make it rain jane i know i have the greatest love now i will show you the world will be in surprise may we dance i say shed some tears but dance in the end i know now i no longer lonely daniel you knew the world will be in a surprise i love you no matter what you had my SOUL
oH HOW I GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS SONG.IT'S LIKE TALKING TO JESUS thru my prayer.5***** (bestfunfisherman_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
Thank you for this beautiful and meaningful song. i feel like i'm speaking to GOD what is in my heart.
Lily s (lily_sabut_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
What a beautiful message and feeling I received. The Lord surely spoke through you and we are all blessed because of it. Thankyou
Thanks you for this message this evening.
this song reminds me of the Lords all surrounding eternal embrace --- well done , I would like to use this at my daughters 18 th birthday
gary (gkcrane_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
There is healing in the words, I can close my eyes lift my face and feel the cleansing rain fall.
Good song
sekar (sekar_DOT_j_DOT_a_AT_live_DOT_com)
Praise the ETERNAL! This is such a beautiful song!
Every time I hear this lovely song I feel very emotional. It is the most beautiful song I have heard for a long time. Bless you all for hearing from the Lord.
i truly love the gentle rain
ariel Community Profile Link ariel
Though the melody is slow and simple, the song speak the words of my heart, I encounter the same condition as the song says. Ireally hope the gentle rain quickly shine on me,
(Edward from Hong Kong)
Edward Cheung
I loved this song very much
sandra (jaki-sandy_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)
I just loved this song
Gentlemen, This song is beautiful. I can't wait to do it in my church. I'm sure it will be a blessing to all .
I felt the annointing of grntle grace, dew drops of love and the latter rain. Keep on singing. He will honor those who honour Him.Praise God for the song
Donna from Australia
thank you for sharing your song...in times you will feel down you will find comfort once you hear this song...
Absolutely beautiful song.
During I was listening I was cry.
Why I don't know, later I feel better.
This song touch my heart.
Thank you so much for the song.
Tin Community Profile Link Tin (tkoousa_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
This such a great song it helps so much in hard times i loved it from the first time i heard it i played it over and over yhank u soo much
John Community Profile Link John (majorpain_1062_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)
this is so awesome
carlene Community Profile Link carlene
I Love this song!!!The first time I've heard it. Do you know how I can download it for our Easer Play??
TyranDodson@hotmail.com Community Profile Link TyranDodson@hotmail.com (tyrandodson_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)
This is truly an inspired song, it blesses my heart so deeply. May God bless the one who wrote and sang it. I really like it.
beautiful - full of Grace
Rose (lydia_rose_AT_live_DOT_com)
This is a stunningly beautiful song.
Steve (smith1279_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
I felt healed.... Praise God! Trials sure give us more strength.... Sometimes we fail to realise it.... Thankyou and God bless you...
Mathew, Christina, Claire and Issel.
Before the song I was sad. Now I amHappy. I lost my Husband in May 2009 and have been full of sorrow, but now, gentle rain has helped a lot. Thank you.
Pastor Sandy (sandra_evans_343_AT_comcast_DOT_net)
I fell in love with the song the first time i heard it... i felt God's love...its truly amazing.
JECHRIS Community Profile Link JECHRIS (jethrisachi_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
Absolutely beautiful and comforting!
i like this song very gentle
Absolutely beautiful - Words cannot express
norma Community Profile Link norma (Power77force_AT_yahoo_DOT_co_DOT_uk)
great song. would like to see music score to use in my church
It's ready... see the link above. - Elton
this is a very beautiful, moving song. will you be posting the mp3 acc track any time soon? may God continue to use, guide and direct all of you to do what the rest of us only wish we could.
Beautiful soothing song.
Thank for sharing the gift and blessing the world with such touching words.
Be blessed
Sam Simuzoshya (samsgroup_AT_gmail_DOT_com)

It blesses my heart. God richly bless you as you minister healing to the world!
wamema Natembeya Community Profile Link wamema Natembeya (gnatembeya_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
First I give thanks and praise our great God for giving you the ability to bring this song to us. Thank you to you and to all the team for this wonderful song, I'm so blessed. May God bless you.
A beautiful and inspiring song reflecting the longings of the heart to be comforted by God's tenderness and love especially in times of cloudy, dark and stormy life. Thanks be to the Father as His tender mercies and care always flow abundantly from His glorious throne.
johnnymbarit Community Profile Link johnnymbarit (johnnymbarit_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
Praise the LORD~!!!

Be Blest and be a Blessing
CH Bob
This is a beautiful, wonderful song. The melody is so gentle like the title of the song says and I love the lyrics as well. My favourite part is "Without these storms in life you could not be strong". Then by Your grace they end and in their place You send..gentle rain, Lord
Thank you so much for this song
Lea Community Profile Link Lea (lea_DOT_alaja_AT_kolumbus_DOT_fi)
well, some songs might be very fast but this one is unlike them. slow, steady and touching. God bless the creator of the song.
Lois Nyasani Community Profile Link Lois Nyasani (loisnyasaninyasani_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
this song is really deep and i find it very inspirational to God be the glory if anyone can send it to my email i would be greatful
emmanuel Community Profile Link emmanuel (emman-ap09_AT_hotmail_DOT_co_DOT_uk)

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