We'll understand it better by and by

Here we're often tossed and driven on the rest

Tune: [Here we're often tossed and driven on the rest]
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Here we’re often tossed and driv’n on the restless sea of time;
Rolling clouds and howling tempest oft succeed a bright sunshine;
In that land of perfect day, when the mist is rolled away,
We will understand it better by and by.

Refrain:
By and by, O when the morning comes,
All the saints of God are gathered home,
We’ll tell the story how we overcome,
And we’ll understand it better by and by.

2 We are often destitute of the things that life demands,
Want of shelter and of food, with thirsty hills and barren land,
But we’re trusting in the Lord, and according to His word,
We will understand it better by and by. [Refrain]

3 Trials hard on every hand, and we can not understand
All the ways that God will lead us to that blessed promised land,
But He’ll guide us with His eye, and we’ll follow till we die,
We will understand it better by and by. [Refrain]

4 Here temptation’s hidden snare often takes us unaware,
And our hearts are made to bleed by some thoughtless word or deed,
And we wonder why the test when we try to do our best,
But will understand it better by and by. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #29

Text Information

First Line: Here we're often tossed and driven on the rest
Title: We'll understand it better by and by
Refrain First Line: By and by, O when the morning comes

Notes

See We'll Understand It Better By and By by Charles Albert Tindley (1905).

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

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