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Hereafter Thou Shalt Know

Hereafter thou shalt know; in this I rest

Author: W. J. Govan (ca. 1902)
Tune: GEORGETOWN (11123)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Hereafter thou shalt know; in this I rest,
Since Thou hast willed it so, whose will is best;
I walk by faith; what though I do not see?
Thou seest all; this is enough for me.

2. And so I stand and wait, till Thou shalt ope
Into the light the gate; with glowing hope
That brighter than my brightest thought shall be
The full unfolding of Thy love to me.

3. Meanwhile, I cannot tell why things are so;
But this, Thou doest well, I surely know.
The clouds may veil the sun, and tears mine eyes;
Still reigns my Lord beyond these curtained skies.

4. And so I quiet my heart as on Thy breast;
That Thou my Father art lulls me to rest;
A weary child, on Thee my soul is stilled;
Do as Thou wilt, for Thou the best hast willed.

5. Have Thine own way with me; all things perform
If in the calm I be, or in the storm;
How sweet, when cloud and storm are overpast,
Just to be home, and with my God at last.

Author: W. J. Govan

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hereafter thou shalt know; in this I rest
Title: Hereafter Thou Shalt Know
Author: W. J. Govan (ca. 1902)
Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith, by James Mountain (London: Marshall Brothers, new & enlarged edition, 1902), number 130
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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