Tempted and tried we're oft made to wonder,
Why it should be thus all the day long;
While there are others living about us,
Never molested tho' in the wrong.
Farther along we'll know all about it,
Farther along we'll understand why;
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine
We'll understand it all by and by.
When death has come and taken our loved ones,
It leaves our home so lonely and drear;
Then do we wonder why others prosper,
Living so wicked year after year
When we see Jesus coming in glory,
When He comes from His home in the sky;
Then we shall meet Him in that bright mansion,
We'll understand it, all by and by
My church uses this often as the recessional at funerals. We never sing verse 3 and I doubt anyone knows it
"The New National Baptist Hymnal" (1977)
"Songs of Zion" 1981 - (Methodist)
"African American Heritage Hymnal" (2001). This songbook is a compilation of music used in various African-American denominations rather than being that for a particular one.