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Songs on Saturday: Sometime We’ll Understand

Scripture tells us that, under the control of the Holy Spirit, we should be “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). May you be encouraged by the spiritual truth in this song!

Sometime We’ll Understand

words and music by Rob Gardner (from “Lamb of God,” a musical portrait of Jesus’ ministry, death, and resurrection)

Not now, but in coming years,
It may not be when we demand,
We’ll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we’ll understand
Why what we long for most of all
Eludes our open pleading hand,
Why ever silence meets our call,
Somewhere, sometime, we’ll understand.

So trust in God through all thy days;
Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise,
Sometime, sometime we’ll understand.

Sometime, we’ll fall on bended knee,
And feel there, graven on his hand;
Sometime with tear less eyes we’ll see
What, here, we could not understand.

So trust in God through all thy days;
Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise,
Sometime, sometime we’ll understand.

Can you recognize any Scripture promises in this song? What phrases most speak to you, challenge you, or lift you up? How can you include spiritual songs and hymns like this in your personal prayer and worship?

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