We are tossed and driven on the restless sea of time; (James 1:6)
somber skies and howling tempests oft succeed a bright sunshine;
in that land of perfect day, when the mists are rolled away,
we will understand it better by and by. (Ephesians 1:18)
We are often destitute of the things that life demands, (Philippians 4:11-13)
want of food and want of shelter, thirsty hills and barren lands;
we are trusting in the Lord, and according to God’s Word, (Psalm 119:42)
we will understand it better by and by.
Trials dark on every hand, and we cannot understand
all the ways of God would lead us to that blessed Promised Land; (Proverbs 20:24)
but he guides us with his eye, and we’ll follow till we die, (Psalm 32:8)
for we’ll understand it better by and by.
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, (John 16:33)
but we’ll understand it better by and by.
~ Lyrics and music by: Charles Albert Tindley (1905) ~