22 June 2013
And Then, Ah Then, We'll Understand (Today's Epitaph)
The third part of Edward's epitaph is from a hymn written in 1891, Some Time We'll Understand:
It may be in the better land,
We’ll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, some time, we’ll understand.
We’ll catch the broken thread again,
And finish what we here began;
Heav’n will the mysteries explain,
And then, ah then, we’ll understand.
Were over many a cherished plan;
Why song has ceased when scarce begun;
’Tis there, some time, we’ll understand.
God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hand;
Some time with tearless eyes we’ll see;
Yes, there, up there, we’ll understand.
Then trust in God through all the days;
Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise,
Some time, some time we’ll understand.