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Sometime we'll understand

Not now but in the coming years

Author: Maxwell N. Cornelius
Tune: [Not now, but in the coming years]
Published in 69 hymnals

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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

Born: July 30, 1842, Al­le­ghe­ny Coun­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: March 31, 1893, Wash­ing­ton, DC, of pneu­mon­ia. Buried: Ohio. Son of a farmer, Cor­ne­li­us start­ed his ca­reer as a car­pen­ter, then a build­ing con­tract­or. Af­ter hav­ing a leg am­pu­tat­ed due to an ac­ci­dent, he en­tered the min­is­try. He was ed­u­cat­ed at the Ver­mil­lion In­sti­tute, Hayes­ville, Ohio, then at­tend­ed sem­in­a­ry there (1867-71). He was or­dained in the Pitts­burgh Pres­by­tery of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Church USA, and served at the Oak­dale Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, Oak­dale, Penn­syl­van­ia; the Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Al­too­na, Penn­syl­van­ia (1876-85); in Pa­sa­de… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6246
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Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #663Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #88
The Cyber Hymnal #6246TextScoreAudio
Include 66 pre-1979 instances



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