Sometime We'll Surely Know

Not now but when 'tis God's sweet will

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Not now, but when 'tis God's sweet will,
Perhaps amid the Eden glow,
We'll know why woes our fond hearts chill—
Yes, some sweet time we'll surely know.

We'll trust in him who knoweth best,
Although thro' winding ways we go—
We'll meekly bow to his behest—
Some sweet, glad time we'll surely know.

2 When all the mists are cleared away,
Thro' which we journey here below.
When in the light of perfect day,
The whys we'll see and surely know. [Refrain]

3 We then shall know why sorrow's waves
So often toss us to and fro,
Why dearest loves are hid in graves—
In God's own time we'll surely know. [Refrain]

4 Our God shall lead, we'll trust in him,
Tho' sorrow's billows o'er us flow;
Our faith, our hope shall not grow dim—
Sometime, sometime, we'll surely know. [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #978

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not now but when 'tis God's sweet will
Title: Sometime We'll Surely Know
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll trust in him who knoweth best
Publication Date: 1898
Copyright: Public Domain



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