11818. Farther Along

1 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 more about it,
Farther along we’ll understand why;
Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine,
We’ll understand it all by and by.

2 Sometimes I wonder why I must suffer,
Go in the rain, the cold, and the snow,
When there are many living in comfort,
Giving no heed to all I can do. [Refrain]

3 Tempted and tried, how often we question
Why we must suffer year after year,
Being accused by those of our loved ones,
E’en though we’ve walked in God’s holy fear. [Refrain]

4 Often when death has taken our loved ones,
Leaving our home so lone and so drear,
Then do we wonder why others prosper,
Living so wicked year after year. [Refrain]

5 Faithful till death, saith our loving Master;
Short is our time to labor and wait;
Then will our toiling seem to be nothing,
When we shall pass the heavenly gate. [Refrain]

6 Soon we will see our dear, loving Savior,
Hear the last trumpet sound through the sky;
Then we will meet those gone on before us,
Then we shall know and understand why. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Tempted and tried, we’re oft made to wonder
Title: Farther Along
Author: William B. Stevens
Alterer: Barney E. Warren
Refrain First Line: Farther along we’ll know more about it
Meter: 10.9.10.9 D
Language: English
Source: Select Hymns (Anderson, Ind.: Gospel Trumpet Company, 1911)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: HILLSBORO by W. Howard Doane; SAN LUCAS, attributed to William B. Stevens
Tune Information
Name: GRENADA
Composer: George Harrison Cook (1899)
Meter: 10.9.10.9 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Gospel Praise by William J. Kirkpatrick and Henry L. Gilmour (Philadelphia: Hall-Mack, 1899)
Copyright: Public Domain



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