Farther Along

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Farther Along
J.R.Baxter and W.B.Stevens
The song Farther Along is an old Christian southern hymn, dealing with religious lyrics.— Excerpted from Farther Along (song) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This old gospel tune was often covered, famous singers and groups are the Byrds, the legendary Million Dollar Quartet (consisting of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash), Mac Wiseman and Elvis Presley as a solo act again.

Lyrics[edit]

Farther Along', 1956 (version by the Million Dollar Quartet)

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, though in the wrong.

Refrain:
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.

Refrain

Faithful til death, said our loving Master
A few more days to labor and wait,
Toils of the road will then seem as nothing
As we sweep through the beautiful gate.

Refrain

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.

Refrain (one last time)
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.