206. We Are Often Tossed and Driven (We'll Understand It Better By and By)

1 We are often tossed and driv'n
on the restless sea of time,
somber skies and howling tempest
oft succeed a bright sunshine;
in that land of perfect day,
when the mists have rolled away,
we will understand it better by and by.

Refrain:
By and by when the morning comes,
when the saints of God are gathered home,
we'll tell the story, how we've overcome,
for we'll understand it better by and by.

2 We are often destitute
of the things that life demands,
want of food and want of shelter,
thirsty hills and barren lands;
we are trusting in the Lord,
and according to his word,
we will understand it better by and by. [Refrain]

3 Trials dark on ev'ry hand,
and we cannot understand
all the ways of God would lead us
to that blessed promised land;
but he guides us with his eye,
and we'll follow till we die,
for we'll understand it better by and by. [Refrain]

4 Temptations, hidden snares
often take us unawares,
and our hearts are made to bleed
for a thoughtless word or deed;
and we wonder why the test
when we try to do our best,
but we'll understand it better by and by. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: We are often tossed and driv'n
Title: We Are Often Tossed and Driven (We'll Understand It Better By and By)
Author: Charles A. Tindley, 1851-1933
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:12
Topic: Struggle, Faith; Trust
Language: English
Refrain First Line: By and by when the morning comes
Tune Information
Name: BY AND BY
Composer: Charles A. Tindley, 1851-1933
Arranger: F. A. Clark
Key: F Major or modal



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