Farther Along — Revised by Don Fortner

 

1.                                   Tempted and tried we’re oft’ made to wonder —

                           Why it should be thus all the day long.

                           Yet, blessed Father, loving and gracious,

                           We know You’re wise and never do wrong.

Farther along we’ll know more about it. Farther along we’ll understand why;

Cheer up, my brother. God is our Father! — We’ll understand it all by and by.

 

2.                                   When death has come and taken our loved ones,

                           Leaving our homes so lonely and drear;

                           Then do we cry, “O help me dear Savior,

                           You know my sorrow, You know my fear.”

Farther along we’ll know more about it. Farther along we’ll understand why;

Cheer up, my sister, look yet for mercy. —We’ll understand it all by and by.

 

3.                                   Often I wonder why I must journey

                           Over a road so rugged and steep.

                           Why all the darkness? Why all the heartache?

                           Why must Your chosen so often weep?

Farther along we’ll know more about it. Farther along we’ll understand why;

Cheer up, believer, trust your great Savior. — We’ll understand it all by and by.

 

4.                                   “Faithful 'til death,” said our loving Master,

                           A few more days to labor and wait;

                           Toils of the road will then be as nothing,

                           As we sweep through the beautiful gates.

Farther along we'll know more about it. Farther along we'll understand why;

Cheer up, my brother. Cheer up, my sister. — We'll understand it all by and by.

 

5.                                   When we see Jesus coming in glory;

                           To take us to His home in the sky;

                           In heaven’s glory, bowing before Him,

                           We'll understand it all by and by.

Farther along we'll know more about it. Farther along we'll understand why;

Cheer up, God’s children. Glory awaits us! — We'll understand it all by and by.