Lyrics and Music by Guru Dass Singh Khalsa

“Flowers in the Rain” communicates the deep connection between Gurudass Singh’s own spiritual experiences, the history of Sikh Dharma, and the profound impact that Yogi Bhajan had on his students in the West.

“The greatest song we sang, flowers in the rain, the best song.  You should always sing it.  It is peaceful.  It is tranquil.  And teach it to our children.  They will love it.  That’s what we all are.  We are flowers in the rain.  We waited to be born.  We are born now. Now we have a job to do.  Take the fragrance all over the world.  That’s what we are.  Take this fragrance all over the world.  Take the Guru’s word everywhere. ~ Quote by Yogi Bhajan in a Gurdwara Lecture on November 20, 1988

Here are the Lyrics of Flowers of the Rain:

He walked into the room so silently
And looked at him straight into the eyes.
He said, “I don’t fear your hate or anger,
And neither do I fear your earthly might!”
And we heard the sound of steel clashing,
And the blood of a saint dripping from the sword.

Those who wait to be re-born,
in the glory of the Name,
They’re like flowers in the rain,
Waiting for the sun,
‘Til their souls shall be re-born,
In the body of a saint,
Who shall live forever
In the hearts of those who know love.

He stood on Baisakhi Day,
With steel in his hand,
Asking for the head
Of a brave young one.
Many did they run away,
And many did they hide,
But for those who gave their lives to him,
Their souls were glorified.
And we heard the sound of steel clashing.
And blood dripping from the Master’s sword.

Those who wait to be re-born,
In the glory of the Name,
They’re like flowers in the rain,
Waiting for the sun,
‘Til their souls shall be re-born,
In the body of a saint,
Who shall live forever
In the hearts of those who know love.

He raised us from the dirt and mud,
And made each one a man.
He taught us how to live as saints,
And to always be as one.
He told us of the days ahead,
And to learn to sacrifice,
For it’s not to die that matters,
It’s the courage in your life.
For to die for truth is to live forever,
Though for some, the cycle of fear might never end.

Just like flowers in the rain
Waiting for the sun
‘Til their souls shall be reborn,
In the body of a saint,
Who shall live forever,
In the hearts of those who Love God.
In the hearts of those who Love God.
In the hearts of those who love God.


Here are the chords for playing “Flowers in the Rain”

Here’s another version of this song sung by a woman:

The 2 musical version shared on this page can be found on the album “Ballads of the Khalsa“, which includes songs recorded between 1974 and 1985. 

Yogi Bhajan fell in love with many of these songs and incorporated them into White Tantric Yoga courses and many gatherings of his students around the world. Of the music born during this period, Yogi Bhajan said,

“When people forget their songs, they forget their harmony, their melody and essence of life. These songs have been given to you. Sing them as a human and God will walk behind you.”

This collection will be a walk down memory lane for those who transitioned from children of Woodstock to students of Kundalini Yoga. To hear the deep love and devotion in these songs will awaken the deep longing for the divine that inspired a generation to search for a brighter future