When the rain comes it seems that everyone has
gone away
When the night falls you wonder if you shouldn't
find someplace
To run and hide
Escape the pain
But hiding's such lonely thing to do

I can't stop the rain
From falling down on you again
I can't stop the rain
But I will hold you 'til it goes away

When the rain comes you blame it on the things that
you have done
When the storm fades you know that rain must fall
on everyone
So Rest awhile
It'll be alright
No one loves you like I do

When the rain comes
I will hold you!


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When the Rain Comes Lyrics as written by David Carr Bradley B. C. Avery

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    It talks about how when trials ("rain") happen in our life we ask God to stop the rain, but He is telling us that he can't stop the rain:

    (also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. - romans 5:3-4)

    but he will "hold us till it goes away", he will comfort us and love us and guide us through our sufferings.

    because "rain must fall on everyone", if there was no darkness how could we see the light.

    "No one loves you like I do" - God's love for us is so amazing we can't even comprehend the kind of love that doesn't present itself in taking away our sufferings. He loves us so much that He wants the very best for us and wants us to become closer to Him, so He painfully allows us to suffer, so that we can be even nearer to Him in the end.

    malli321on July 03, 2002   Link
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    When I first heard this song I was confused because I thought the part about how it says "I can't stop the rain from falling down on you..." was confusing because at first glance I thought "God CAN stop the rain." But after some more thought I realized it may be referring to just every day things that happen to both Christians and nonchristians alike and it reminded me of the verse Matthew 5:45 which says "...He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." If you're like me in that this song confused you at first maybe you can look at it from this perspective. And there are definitely examples of things that just happen to everyone like a loved one may pass away, everyone will die someday that is inevitable so ya hope this helped

    AdisciplenamedGabeon September 08, 2016   Link
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    I love this song...it's so comforting...i know that Third Day is a Christian band, but i dont really see this song in that light...i think its just a love song...I love it tho...its so beautiful

    guitargirlon June 19, 2002   Link
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    This song is so AWESOME. im speechles right now though so i dont have anything to say about it, except it just puts me in such a mello mood whenever i listen to it, it calms me down

    dimplz98on September 08, 2002   Link
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    When Mark wrote this song he had the death of his father in mind. He is saying that he knows what people are going through. It is him saying that God can get you through anything.

    thirdday87on September 22, 2002   Link
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    i agree with malli321...such a kewl way to explain! it!

    iamretardedederon December 30, 2004   Link
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    I never heard this song before until just recently. I've had a rough couple weeks with personal problems and just getting out of a realationship, and friend Maria told me to give it a listen. She told me that when I listen to it, to think of it as if she wrote it for me. I listened to it, was a little speechless, listened again, and loved it. What a touching song to the heart. Thank you Maria, I love you

    CowboySGon December 17, 2005   Link
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    This song has also helped me through some rough situations in my life. I love it because it is so true that even though God wont stop the rain, He will still hold you through it and also give you a reward of strength in the end.

    drummergirl06on January 13, 2006   Link
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    This song made a grown man cry (me). A few days ago I was learning to play this song on the guitar, and I started crying like a baby. I lost my wife almost 3 years ago, and at that moment it was like God was trying to tell me something through this song. He was saying that when my wife was dying, in excruciating pain, in my most desperate moments, I would pray. Many times even though I prayed, my faith was weak. I didn't know if God was listening. He told me that he was listening! I stood by my wife till the end. i cleaned and changed her wounds, I held the bucket when she vomited, I lied down next to her when she was in the hospital, I encouraged her to keep fighting, until God felt it was time to take her. God gave me the strength to do all those things. I look back and I can't imagine how I could have held on as long as I did. I now realize that even though I thought I was alone, I was not. He couldn't stop the rain, but he held me till it went away.

    soflachristianon May 17, 2010   Link
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    If this song is meant to be from the perspective of a christian saying the words to a fellow believer, then it is very inspiring and beautiful.

    If it supposed to be God speaking then I think Third Day has missed it by a mile. God can't stop the rain? Such an impotent diety is of no comfort to me, and certainly doesn't fit the view that scripture has of God.

    Vagga11on August 16, 2012   Link

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