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Farther Along

Rating:
4.2 / 5

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

Recordingdate: 1966/05/26, first released on: How Great Thou Art (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Farther Along:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(steel guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(piano)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(tympani)
(sax)
(sax)

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old shep wrote on April 15, 2008
One of my favourite tracks from the How Great Thou Art album Elvis sings this one with both conviction and sincerity
My boy, my boy wrote on October 09, 2008
Nice gospel number...soulful one !
JLpResLey wrote on October 09, 2008
One of his greatest gospel recordings. Amazing vocal performance by Elvis
Rob Wanders wrote on October 09, 2008
beautiful song from my favourite gospelalbum
bluesboy wrote on October 09, 2008
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.
Elvis Rimes wrote on December 31, 2008
Absolutely beautiful.
shoesuedeblues wrote on January 14, 2010
Yes a good recording.
Deano1 wrote on April 02, 2010
Another five star track from the five star sacred LP "How Great Thou Art".
derekd wrote on April 02, 2010
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.
JerryNodak wrote on April 02, 2010
Overlong, boring song.
Steve V wrote on November 21, 2010
Yes, its long, but is well sung with a good arrangement by Elvis. Soothing song.
dgirl wrote on June 06, 2011
The melody & lyrics of this song is awesome. Well arranged & sung. Long but not boring to me.
freedom101 wrote on April 18, 2012
Classic!
Johnny wrote on June 17, 2012
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!
Natha wrote on July 22, 2012
Never listen to this song. Though the whole album is a cabinet filler it is essential to have my collection complete.
Gorse wrote on January 21, 2013
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.
sugartummy wrote on March 04, 2013
Who can sing a song like this like our man does here. I tell you: no one.
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