We are 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 are 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. 

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) 

Trials dark on every hand, 
and we cannot understand 
all the ways of 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) 

We'll Understand it Better By and By

Joyful Harts Music Library


  • We'll Understand it Better..3252:59

Revelation 21

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,

nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me,

Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Worship Suggestion:

The sound file is looped.

1. As the song plays the first time, make remarks about the joys that await us in a new place which is being prepared for us. (During Verse 1)

2. As the song continues (During Verses 2 - 3) read Revelation 21: 1-7, 10, 11. Let the song end.

3. When the song restarts, sing Verses 1 - 3

together. 

4. Prayer and Meditation.