Farther Along

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Words & Music: Arranged by Elvis Presley
(We'll understand it all by and by)
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

When death has come and taken our loved ones
Leaving our homes so lonely and drear
Then do we wonder how others prosper
Living so wicked year after year

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
Recorded: 1966/05/26, first released on How Great Thou Art

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2013report abuse
Who can sing a song like this like our man does here. I tell you: no one.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 21, 2013report abuse
I don't listen to this too much as it overwhelms me - he was blessed with a gift to sing sacred numbers with so much feeling. -5 stars from me.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 22, 2012report abuse
Never listen to this song. Though the whole album is a cabinet filler it is essential to have my collection complete.
Johnny (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2012report abuse
Perfectly sung as all of the songs from these sessions, but I always chuckle at the 'cheer up my brother' line as I find the whole thing depressing!
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 18, 2012report abuse
Classic!
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 6, 2011report abuse
The melody & lyrics of this song is awesome. Well arranged & sung. Long but not boring to me.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 21, 2010report abuse
Yes, its long, but is well sung with a good arrangement by Elvis. Soothing song.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 2, 2010report abuse
Overlong, boring song.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 2, 2010report abuse
When Elvis sings Gospel all fans listen, this is yet another gem, and the Lp is right up there with HHIM. It's Easter now so what better time to get out these albums or Cd's and them a spin.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 2, 2010report abuse
Another five star track from the five star sacred LP "How Great Thou Art".
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 14, 2010report abuse
Yes a good recording.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 31, 2008report abuse
Absolutely beautiful.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2008report abuse
This song has been covered by literally hundreds of singers and it's hard to say which one is the best. Elvis' version sure is the most reverent.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2008report abuse
beautiful song from my favourite gospelalbum
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2008report abuse
One of his greatest gospel recordings. Amazing vocal performance by Elvis
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 9, 2008report abuse
Nice gospel number...soulful one !
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 15, 2008report abuse
One of my favourite tracks from the How Great Thou Art album Elvis sings this one with both conviction and sincerity

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