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 tho' 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.

2 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]

3 Faithful till 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 thru the beautiful gate. [Refrain]

4 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]

Source: Songs of Zion #28

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 have 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… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder
Title: Farther Along
Author: W. B. Stevens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Farther along we'll know more about it
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

African American Heritage Hymnal #376

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #355

Hymns for Worship (Supplement) #5

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #187

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #482

Text

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

Total Praise #388

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