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.
cho: Farther along, we'll know all about it.
Farther along, we'll understand why,
Cheer up my brothers, walk in the sunshine
We'll understand it all, by and by.
When death has come and taken our loved ones,
Leaving our homes so lone and so drear,
Then do we wonder why others prosper
Living as sinners year after year.
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.
"Faithful to death," saith our loving Master,
Only a while to labour and wait;
All of our toils will be soon forgotten
When we sweep through the beautiful gate.
Soon with the Lord, our wonderful Savior,
We'll be at home beyond the blue sky,
There we will meet the dear ones a-waiting,
We'll understand it all by and by.