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Farther Along

Representative Text

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]

4 “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]

5 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]

Source: Timeless Truths #79

Author: W. B. Stevens

William Buel Stevens was born in 1862 in the Lawnridge community of Scotland County Missouri. His father, Buel Stevens was arrested along with a group of 80 “German Methodist," charged with mutiny in 1862. Buel was one of three soldiers made examples of and sent to the federal prison in Alton, IL; but all three were returned to service after appeals after 6 months in prison. William's uncle died suddenly of heart disease at 48 and his 17 year old son died the same way a couple of years later. This would of happened in Stevens’ late teens. William Buel Stevens and his wife became sanctified and joined the Church of God Holiness. They spent a few years as traveling tent evangelists. They established two church communities. One in Queen C… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder
Title: Farther Along
Author: W. B. Stevens
Meter: 10.9.10.9 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Farther along we'll know more about it
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright: © 1937 by Stamps-Baxter Music (admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc,)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

African American Heritage Hymnal #376

Hymns for Worship (Supplement) #5

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #187

Songs of Zion #28

Text

The Cyber Hymnal #11818

The New National Baptist Hymnal #326

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #289

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #79

Include 45 pre-1979 instances
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