As the Dew from Heaven Distilling


As the Dew from Heaven Distilling


1. As the dew from heav’n distilling

Gently on the grass descends

And revives it, thus fulfilling

What thy providence intends,

2. Let thy doctrine, Lord, so gracious,

Thus descending from above,

Blest by thee, prove efficacious

To fulfill thy work of love.

3. Lord, behold this congregation;

Precious promises fulfill.

From thy holy habitation

Let the dews of life distill.

4. Let our cry come up before thee.

Thy sweet Spirit shed around,

So the people shall adore thee

And confess the joyful sound.

Text: Thomas Kelly, 1769–1854

Music: Joseph J. Daynes, 1851–1920

Deuteronomy 32:2

Isaiah 55:10–11