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Sent to us From God (The rain came knocking on the wiindow pane)

This children's song, acknowledging God as the creator of the natural world, was written by Sr M Pereira.   It was published in volume 1 of the 20th Century Folk Hymnal, published in 1974 - and now out of print.

No further publications, or on-line examples, have been found.   If you have any information about where either sheet music or examples of the song can be found, please leave a message in the comments box near the bottom of the page.

The unnamed tune, also by Pereira, has a 2/2 time signature. It was originally published in the key of G the first few notes are D G G GA BA G G G.

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The rain came knocking on the window pane,
The rain came knocking on the window pane,
The rain came knocking on the window pane, 
Sent to us from God.

The stars came twinkling in the darkened sky ...

The sun came shining through the open door ...

The flowers came peeping through the green, green grass ...

The lambs came frisking in the open fields ...

The babes came smiling in their mother's arms ...

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