7223. We'll Understand It Better By and By

1. We are tossed and driv’n on the restless sea of time;
Somber skies and howling tempests 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 God’s Word,
We will understand it better by and by. [Refrain]

3. Trials dark on every hand, and we cannot understand
All the ways that God could lead us to that blessèd 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 tossed and driv'n on the restless sea of time
Title: We'll Understand It Better By and By
Author: Charles A. Tindley (1905)
Refrain First Line: By and by, when the morning comes
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [We are tossed and driv'n on the restless sea of time]
Composer: Charles Albert Tindley (1905)
Incipit: 12333 21211 61123
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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