The Gospel Song "Farther Along' speaks to our human suffering. We go through trials and wonder if God is still there. But like the story of Joseph, who was sold as a slave, thrown in jail, and then made Prince of Egypt, he was afterwards able to tell his brothers it was God's will. Joseph told his brothers God had sent him to Egypt to preserve life, in regards to the famine that came on the land.
So with us we can also rest assured in this promise found in Romans 8:28 KJV
28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
We can also have faith in the second coming of Jesus, when there will be no more pain and sorrow.
Below are 3 versions of this Gospel Song 'Farther Along' that I like -
The first version is by the Peasall Sisters. It's a beautiful country version -
This second version is sung by E. Dewy Smith, Jr -
While the words and music are often attributed to W. B. Stevens, some have attributed the words of the song to W. A. Fletcher. Source - http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Farther_Along/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
And last but not least, I thought I would include this audio version by Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers -
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