Sometime we'll surely know

Not now but when 'tis God's sweet will

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: WE'LL SURELY KNOW
Published in 3 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.

Refrain:
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
Refrain First Line: We'll trust in him who knoweth best
Publication Date: 1898
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Instances

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Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #108Page Scan
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d377
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #978Text
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