Singing families chose ballad as their theme song

Published 9:34am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My sister’s daughter replaced her as lead. To our surprise, our family “sound” was still intact.

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.

Chorus

Farther along we’ll know all about it;

Father along we’ll understand why;

Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine

We’ll understand it, all by and by.

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.

“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 through the beautiful gate.

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.

Chorus

Farther along we’ll know all about it;

Father along we’ll understand why;

Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine

We’ll understand it, all by and by.

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