Sometime all sorrows will be over

Author: Robert Harkness
Tune: [Sometime all sorrows will be over]
Published in 17 hymnals

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1 Sometime all sorrows shall be o’er,
All earthly care be known no more!
Oh, what rejoicing on the golden shore,
Sometime, sometime soon!

2 Sometime our loved ones we shall greet,
When in the Father’s house we meet,
Only to sit forever at His feet,
Sometime, sometime soon!

3 Sometime when sets at last life’s sun,
Our journey ended, labor done,
Oh, what a crown for ev’ry vict’ry won,
Sometime, sometime soon!

4 Sometime, I know not when ‘twill be,
My Lord will come again for me,
Then I shall reign with Him eternally,
Sometime, sometime soon!

Source: The Modern Hymnal #453

Author: Robert Harkness

After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist. He came to Christ shortly thereafter (on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander. Harkness was especially well known for his program The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime. ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sometime all sorrows will be over
Title: Sometime!
Author: Robert Harkness
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sometime, sometime soon
Publication Date: 1912
Copyright: Public Domain



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