Favorite Hymns

We Will Understand It Better
By and By

Music & Lyrics by Charles Tindley - 1905

 1 Corinthians 13:12
 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

We are often tossed and driven
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.

Chorus
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.

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.

Chorus
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.

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.

Chorus
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.

Oft our cherished plans have failed,
Disappointments have prevailed
And we've wandered in the darkness
Heavy-hearted and alone.
But we're trusting in the Lord
And according to His Word
We will understand it better by and by.

Chorus
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.

Temptations, hidden snares
Often take us unawares
And our hearts are made to bleed
For some tho'tless 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.

Chorus
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.