Sunday, January 29, 2017

If We Could See Beyond Today

This song has been on my heart over the past few days.  My dear mother and father often sang it as a duet through my growing up years. The words touch my heart again.

If we could see beyond today
As God can see,
If all the clouds should roll away,
The shadows flee;
O'er present griefs we would not fret
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet,
For you and me.

If we could know beyond today
As God doth know,
Why dearest treasures pass away,
And tears must flow;
And why the darkness leads to light
Why dreary days will soon grow bright,
Some day life's wrong will be made right,
Faith tells us so.

If we could see, if we could know,
We often say.
But God in love a veil doth throw
Across our way.
We cannot see what lies before,
And so we cling to Him the more
He leads us till this life is o'er,
Trust and obey.

You can hear it sung by George Beverly Shea (soloist for Billy Graham Crusades) here.

copyright 1943 in "Word of Life Melodies #1" by Norman J. Clayton


  1. Sung this as a teenager growing up in church many years ago. Still love the words! Thanks for sharing.

  2. A beautiful song with a beautiful,(and true!) message. It can be so hard to do when we are hurting though. Still keeping you in my prayers. Sending hugs my dear friend.

  3. That is a beautiful song and how precious to have this sweet memory of your parents. Praying for you, my sweet friend.
    Shelia ;)

  4. I imagine your mom and dad singing before the throne right now, Adrienne. Beautiful! xo


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