R3751-103 Poem: “In Due Time”

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In thy due time, our heavenly Father, shall be known
Thy gracious plan, which now is hid
Except unto thy saints alone.
O glorious day, when thine All-wisdom, justice, power and love,
The whole creation shall approve!

In his due time, O blessed Jesus, thou shalt see
The travail of thy soul, and shalt
Be satisfied eternally;
Thine agony on Calvary, the price that thou didst give,
Shall cause the dead again to live!

In God’s due time, O pilgrim on the “narrow way,”
Thy painful journey ended, darkest
Night shall turn to brightest day;
Thine every trial, then, thine every tear, shall prove a gem
To beautify thy diadem!

In his due time, O weary, groaning, sin-cursed Earth,
The Lord will wipe away your tears,
And bring the promised “second birth,”
And there shall be no pain, nor any death in that blest day
When sin and sorrow pass away!

In his due time angelic choirs shall sing again
In grander strain that heavenly message,
“Peace on earth, good will toward men!”
And every knee shall bow, and every loving heart confess
The Christ who comes to reign and bless!


— April 1, 1906 —