We’ll understand it better by and by.

We’ll understand it better by and by. Charles Albert Tindley* (1867-1933).  The first line of this hymn is ‘We are often tossed and driven on the restless sea of time’, but it is universally known by the line that concludes each verse and the refrain. It was written ca. 1905, and, according to Young (1993, p. 685) apparently first published in Soul Echoes No. 1. Although it may have been based on John 13: 7 or 1 Corinthians 13: 12, it is primarily a heartfelt cry of someone who needs help because he or she finds it hard that suffering, hardship and pain have been allowed to exist in a world created by a benevolent God. It is a powerful hymn of comfort for those in trouble. Thus stanza 3...

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