Sooner or Later

Sooner or later the wrong will be righted

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Sooner or later the wrong will be righted]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sooner or later the wrong will be righted,
Sooner or later the wicked will fail;
Sooner or later the dark will be lighted,
Sooner or later the good will prevail.

Sooner or later, sooner or later,
God will make plain what is hidden from view;
Sooner or later, sooner or later,
Heaven will show us the false and the true.

2 Sooner or later the load will be lighter,
Sooner or later the struggle will cease;
Sooner or later the sky will be brighter,
Spanned by the beautiful rainbow of peace. [Refrain]

3 Sooner or later the doubts and the dangers
All will be over, forever and aye;
Sooner or later will travel-worn strangers
Enter the home at the end of the way. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #236

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sooner or later the wrong will be righted
Title: Sooner or Later
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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