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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, 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 that 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



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