By and by, when the morning comes,
When all the saints of God
Are gathered home,
We will 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;
But we're trusting the Lord, and
According to His Word,
We will understand it better by and by.
Trials dark on every hand, and we
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 well understand it better by and by.
Temptations, hidden snares often take
And our hearts are made to bleed for
Many 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.