WELL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER BYE AND BYE

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WELL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER BYE AND BYE
“We’ll Understand It Better By and By” is one of several C. A. Tindley songs that found
their way into the hymnals and then into the repertoire of a host of Southern Gospel
Music touring groups. It is still being sung to this day. A host of musicians owe a debt to
Charles Tindley. Many have called Tindley and Charles Dorsey the fathers of gospel
music. Other Tindley songs that have stood the test of time include “Nothing Between
(My Soul and the Savior),” “Stand by Me,” and “Leave It There.” One Tindley song, “I’ll
Overcome Some Day,” written in 1901, gave rise to the popular civil rights song “We
Shall Overcome,” (also included here) although more in reflection and concept than in
actual words or tune.
Well children by and by when the morning comes
All the saints of God together they come
We will tell the story how the lord will come
And well understand him better by and by
Trials dark on every hand and we cannot understand
All the ways God will lead us
To the blessed promised land
He will guide us with his eye
And well follow till we die
And well understand him better by and by
Well children by and by when the morning comes
All the saints of God together they come
We will tell the story how the lord will come
And well understand him better by and by
Temptations hidden snares often take the sun away
And our hearts are made to bleed
For some thoughtless word or deed
And we wonder why the test when we try to do our best
But well understand it better by and by
Well children by and by when the morning comes
All the saints of God together they come
We will tell the story how the lord will come
And well understand him better by and by