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Farther Along

Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder

Author: W. B. Stevens; Arranger: Barney Elliott Warren (1911)
Tune: FARTHER ALONG
Published in 45 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full 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]

Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (Timeless Truths)

Author: W. B. Stevens

(no biographical information available about W. B. Stevens.) Go to person page >

Arranger: Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister. See more in Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder
Title: Farther Along
Arranger: Barney Elliott Warren (1911)
Author: W. B. Stevens
Meter: 10.9.10.9 D
Refrain First Line: Farther along we'll know more about it

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #376
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #187
The New National Baptist Hymnal #326
Timeless Truths #79TextAudio
Include 41 pre-1979 instances



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