Someday, when God's sweet Spirit

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1 Someday, when God’s sweet Spirit,
So loving and so true,
Has taken flight forever,
And calls no more for you,
You’ll see your sin and folly,
And moan in your despair,
But heaven ne’er will open,
Nor answer give your prayer.

2 Someday, when death shall call you
And claim you for its own—
Behind you all is darkness,
Ahead ’tis drear and lone—
If you’ve refused His mercy,
No hopes of heav’n await;
Your soul through endless ages
Shall mourn your doom, “Too late.”

3 Someday, when God’s fierce anger
Falls on this world of sin,
You’ll knock as did the virgins,
But cannot enter in;
Ah, then, with bitter weeping,
From those fair gates of light
You’ll go with other doomed ones,
Down to an awful night.

4 Someday—yes, when forever
The mercy door is closed,
And your lost soul must suffer
Amid eternal woes—
In bitter grief and anguish
You’ll think upon the day,
When trifling with God’s mercy,
You, careless, said, “Someday.”

Source: Timeless Truths #1033

Author: Georgia C. Elliott

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Author (stanza 2): Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Someday, when God's sweet Spirit
Author: Georgia C. Elliott (pub.1897)
Author (stanza 2): Clara McAlister Brooks (pub.1911)
Language: English

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