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Emmylou Harris – Farther Along lyrics

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
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
Farther along we'll know all about it farther 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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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 gates
Farther along we'll know all about it...
Yes we'll understand it all by and by

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    The message is pretty straightforward in this classic old gospel song. It's to the point. We have questions in life that we will probably not have answers for until we're with our Lord. The specific question is why do people that live wickedly prosper while good people suffer? Particularly when good people die young or under such bad circumstances, it doesn't seem fair. The message is that we'll understand it in Heaven, we must simply trust that there are good reasons of which we'll never understand in this life but it will make perfect sense when it is explained to us in Heaven.
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