Sometime We'll Understand

Not now but in the coming years

Author: Maxwell N. Cornelius
Tune: [Not now, but in the coming years]
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1 Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, some time, we'll understand.

Then trust in God thro' all the days;
Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise,
Some time, some time, we'll understand.

2 We'll catch the broken thread again,
Anmd finish what we here began;
Heav'n will the mysteries explain,
And then, ah, then, we'll understand (Chorus)

3 We'll know why clouds instead of sun
Were over many a cherished plan;
Why song has ceased when scarce begun;
'Tis there, some time, we'll understand. (Chorus)

4 God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hand;
Some time with tearless eyes we'll see;
Yes, there, up there, we'll understand. (Chorus)

Source: Favorite Hymns of Praise #496

Author: Maxwell N. Cornelius

Rv Maxwell Newton Cornelius DD USA 1842-1893. Son of a farmer, he started his career as a carpenter, then a building contractor. He married Mary E. Davinson. They had a daughter, Nellie G., who died in infancy. He had an accident, resulting in a leg amputation, after which he entered the ministry. Educated at the Vermillion Institute, Haynesville, OH, he then attended seminary there, 1867-1871, and was ordained in the Pittsburgh Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church USA. He served at the Oakdale Presbyterian Church, Oakdale, PA, the Presbyterian church in Altoona, PA, 1876-1885, in Pasadena, CA, 1885-1890, in San Francisco, 1890-1891, and at the Eastern Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC, until his death from pneumonia in 1893, a yea… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not now but in the coming years
Title: Sometime We'll Understand
Author: Maxwell N. Cornelius
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then trust in God through all thy days
Publication Date: 1891
Copyright: Public Domain



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