We'll Understand It Better By and By

DESCRIPTION: "We are tossed and driven on the restless sea of time.... In that land of perfect day, when the mists have rolled away, We will understand it better by and by." Even if lacking daily needs or faced with trials, hearers are promised eventual explanations
AUTHOR: Charles A. Tindley (d. 1933)
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (source: Morgan, Warren-Spirit)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad hardtimes
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Warren-Spirit, pp. 182-184, "We'll Understand It Bettery By and By" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 30, #3 (1984), pp, 8-9, "We'll Understand It Better By and By" (1 text, 1 tune, plus an article by Bernice Reagon about the author)
Robert J. Morgan, _Then Sings My Soul, Book 2: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories_, Nelson, 2004, pp. 252-253, "We'll Understand It Better By and By" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #17224
RECORDINGS:
Minnie Gracie Gadson, "We Will Understand it Better By and By" (on USSeaIsland03)
NOTES: Charles A. Tindley, according to Morgan, was a Black minister, who suffered significantly from discrimination in his career but still managed to pen several well-known hymns including this and "Stand By Me." - RBW
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