Well Understand It Better By and By: Pioneering African American Gospel Composers by Bernice Johnson ReagonFrom the congregations of small African churches in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago to the nationwide fans of the Golden Gate Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke, Edwin Hawkins and others, gospel music has profoundly influenced Americans. This book brings together some of the best pioneering composers and shows the impact of their work on music and culture in America and abroad.
We'll Understand It Better By and By
Added by walt. Detailed search. The song is a standard Protestant hymn. Meta Added by walt. Originals Highlights 3 Versions 86 Discussions 1 All. Edward W. Clayborn Unverified.
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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 have rolled away, we will understand it better by and by. Charles Albert Tindley was one of the eminent preachers of Methodism at the turn of the twentieth century. Hymnologist James Abbington has called Tindley a "pastor, orator, poet, writer, theologian, social activist, 'father of African American Hymnody,' 'progenitor of African American gospel music' and 'prince of preachers. He was born in Worchester County, Maryland, the son of Charles and Esther Tindley, but his mother died when he was only two years old, and his father raised him. Abbington comments that biographies often refer to Tindley's slave ancestry, but that an autobiographical reference in his Book of Sermons implies that he was not a slave.
Somber skies and howling tempests oft succeed a bright sunshine. - Tindley, about 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 have 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.