Scripture Verse

What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. John 13:7

Introduction

Words: W. J. Go­van, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, new & en­larged ed­i­tion, 1902), num­ber 130.

Music: George­town in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, new & en­larged ed­i­tion, 1902), num­ber 130 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Govan’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Hereafter thou shalt know; in this I rest,
Since Thou hast willed it so, whose will is best;
I walk by faith; what though I do not see?
Thou seest all; this is enough for me.

And so I stand and wait, till Thou shalt ope
Into the light the gate; with glowing hope
That brighter than my brightest thought shall be
The full unfolding of Thy love to me.

Meanwhile, I cannot tell why things are so;
But this, Thou doest well, I surely know.
The clouds may veil the sun, and tears mine eyes;
Still reigns my Lord beyond these curtained skies.

And so I quiet my heart as on Thy breast;
That Thou my Father art lulls me to rest;
A weary child, on Thee my soul is stilled;
Do as Thou wilt, for Thou the best hast willed.

Have Thine own way with me; all things perform
If in the calm I be, or in the storm;
How sweet, when cloud and storm are overpast,
Just to be home, and with my God at last.