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By and By

Rating:
4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Arranged by Elvis Presley

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 we'll 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 we'll follow till we die
And we'll 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 we'll understand him better by and by

Temptation's 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 we'll 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 we'll understand him better by and by

And we'll understand him better by and by

Recordingdate: 1966/05/26, first released on: How Great Thou Art (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of By and By:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(piano)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(tympani)
(sax)
(sax)

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Lex wrote on June 02, 2008
One of the better songs from the How Great Thou Art sessions, not as depressing as many of the other songs.
JLpResLey wrote on September 02, 2009
This is a great song, definitely an album highlight. But then again, How Great Thou Art only contained highlights
tuscanresident wrote on September 02, 2009
a great song from a great session.
dgirl wrote on September 02, 2009
Uplifting spiritual. Good job.
Steve V wrote on September 02, 2009
Good moving song and good lyrics. A winner.
derekd wrote on September 02, 2009
Good recording from a great album. I preferred the 'His hand in Mine' album but this was great to listen to in the mid 60's as against the poor movie albums at that time.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on September 03, 2009
When you think of it,we only had LPs such as "Pot Luck" & Something For Everyone" giving us something other than film soundtracks + these religious song's,I enjoyed singing along with them although I'm not religious.
Elvis Rimes wrote on September 17, 2010
The sound of this album was truly inspirational and awe inspiring. Wonderful stuff.
old shep wrote on March 06, 2011
Even Elvis' critics had to acknowledge this particular Presley project. Not a bad performance or any substandard material on the whole album
sugartummy wrote on February 27, 2013
The intro sounds like an old woman hammering the piano at a Baptist Revival show. I love this uplifting song.
Gorse wrote on August 08, 2013
Yes a really great inspirational gospel song that moves along at a pace and stirs this listener on each hearing
TheMemphisFan wrote on July 21, 2015
~ Correct lyrics . . . Well children, by and by when the morning comes All the saints of God together at home We will tell a story of how we overcome And we'll understand it 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 we'll follow till we die And we'll understand it better by and by Well children, by and by when the morning comes All the saints of God together at home We will tell a story of how we overcome And we'll understand it better by and by Temptations, hidden snares often take us unaware 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 we'll understand it better by and by Well children, by and by when the morning comes All the saints of God together at home We will tell a story of how we overcome And we'll understand it better by and by... And we'll understand it better by and by
atomic powered poste wrote on August 28, 2018
The sound on his hand mine was much much better, cleaner, then on the how great lp. Even the uptempo tracks sounds a little heavier here, and they are missing some of the effortless swinging sound of the first gospel lp, and elvis was in way better voice. But even if I'm an atheist, and even if i prefer his hand over how great in almost every aspect, i still think, that the how great lp is a great record, and this track here is delivered in a great way. It's not my favorite uptempo track on this album, but it's still very good though, and it deserves at least 4 stars imo.
JerryNodak wrote on June 24, 2019
Elvis doing what he loved best, gospel music. 5 stars.
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