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Posted:  10 Jun 2007 04:31
by Guest
Posted:  12 Oct 2007 06:36
Do you mean Farther Along?

here's the words to it just in case.

            Farther Along
                                                                                                Key of  E

D                        G             D
Tempted and tried we’re oft’ made to wander.
                        E           A7
Why it should be thus, all the day long.
D                       G          D                     
While there are others living about us,
                 A7           D
Never molested, ‘tho in the wrong.

            D                  G         D
         Farther along, we’ll know all about it.
                              E         A7
         Farther along, we’ll understand why.
            D                  G            D
         Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine.
                                A7      D
         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 ‘til death, said our loving Master.
A few more days to labour and wait.
Tolls 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.


Often I wonder why I must journey
Over a road so rugged and steep;
While there are others living in comfort;
While with the lost I labour and weep.
Posted:  07 Dec 2007 12:49
i absoultley love this song!!! it would have to be my favorite hymn & im so glad that the chords are there as i can't read tabs lol
Posted:  12 Feb 2008 05:04
thanks a bunch for posting the words to this song...I searched my hymnal but it is not there.
Posted:  15 Feb 2008 02:10
Its still as good as the first time..thanks for posting
Posted:  18 May 2008 18:09
I really appreciate this.
Posted:  04 Aug 2008 03:09
I first heard this hymn, believe it or not, years ago on a Charlie Brown special, about a little girl who is a friend of Charlie and gets leukemia.  I liked it then and I like it now, now that my cousin has been diagnosed with cancer.  I was trying to remember the words and title, and was so glad to find this site.  I will give her this song.  Perhaps we will sing it together.
Posted:  13 Feb 2009 12:46
Posted:  15 Feb 2009 02:26   Last Edited By: steveliu
Posted:  02 Jun 2009 18:53
i love this song! i wanted to sing it for my relatives in alabama. im in north carolina. i dont see them often and i want them to know ive changed. thank you for the lyrics. this is truly a blessing.
Posted:  09 Mar 2010 06:15
my church sings this often
Posted:  17 Mar 2010 06:15
Its also in the red back Church Hymnal on page 409 Its the first song I learned to play on the piano.
Posted:  24 Apr 2010 06:23
This was my Father's favorite song and I've always wanted to learn the words.  Pray that I one day will have the nerve to sing it in my devotion service.
Posted:  10 Jul 2011 23:34
This song give me inspiration and a joy of hope each time I sing and relfect of the wordings. Thanks for posting.
Posted:  13 Sep 2011 23:47
This song is beautiful.  As a child growing up in an old country church, we sang this all the time.  When I was little, I thought everyone was singing "Farther Along".  So I sang it like that for a very long time.
Posted:  26 Sep 2012 04:27
Dude, it is Father Alone, not Father Along!!!  I think so, dude!!!!
Posted:  01 Feb 2013 20:37
It says key of E its D isn't it, anyway I play it in F chord or whatever it sounds like it should sound, just go by the singers voices and wishes. Some likes it in C chord most likes it in the G chord
Posted:  04 Mar 2014 01:13
Its 4 am n i dont normally wake up at this time but i heard an echo of this in my dreams, i wanted to know what the lyric says n i found it. God bless whoever posted this song
Posted:  04 Mar 2014 15:20
The title is "Farther Along"
Posted:  13 Jan 2017 22:36
It is farther along.... NOT father alone.... Although both are beautiful lyrics.
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