Some day the darkest clouds shall brighten o’er us,
And all our hopes shall full fruition see,
Some day our severed hearts shall meet in gladness,
Some day our longing prayers shall answered be.
Some day, dear love, our eyes shall see more clearly
The things we do not know or understand.
Shall know that through the longest night of sorrow,
Our trembling hands were held in God’s right hand.
Some day our hearts shall understand God’s purpose,
Shall see the shining of His perfect love,
And know that every trial and bitter struggle
Were guiding on our faltering steps above.
Some day, some time, in God’s eternal wisdom,
Our troubled souls shall reach that Better Land,
Where, looking back upon life’s day of sadness,
Our restless heart shall know and understand.
L. E. Homfray, Australians, Awake! And Other Poems, Sydney: D. S. Ford, [1915?], pages 13-14
Better Land = Heaven (in the context of life and death, or religion)
o’er = over (pronounced the same as “oar”, “or”, and “ore”)