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.

Chorus:
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 >

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First Line: Not now but in the coming years
Title: Sometime we'll understand
Author: Maxwell N. Cornelius
Refrain First Line: Then trust in God through all thy days
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6246
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