April 14, 2008

Farther Along

It's not something I often admit to, but during an earlier, agricultural stage of my life I was a fan of Country and Western music.
(I blame 6 months of tractor driving on the prairies in Alberta, OK?)

Anyway, one of my favourite songs was a traditional gospel number called "Farther Along". It has been sung by many people, but the version I listened to was by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris (as "Trio").
Any reader(s) in the USA can apparently listen to a free recording here.

Two of the verses and the chorus came back to me today, as I talked with a friend about how unjust life (and people) can be, in all sorts of ways.
That can be very difficult to accept and understand. This helps a bit.
Tempted and tried, we're oft made to wonder
Why it should be thus all 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

[Thank you to those who have asked about my friend. No further news as yet, but so far he's "stable".]

1 comment:

Shadow said...

mak - Sorry to hear of your friends accident. I certainly hope he makes a full and speedy recovery. I will be thinking about you.



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