Worship Wednesday ~ Farther Along


Thank you to those of you that have joined up these past two weeks for Worship Wednesday! I have been so encouraged by reading your posts. I hope you have been, too.

I don't know about you, but I have quite a few songs that are my "go-to anthems" when I need encouragement. Well, this is one of my favorite songs ever! I LOVE Josh Garrels music, every last bit of it.  "Farther Along" helps put things back in perspective for me when I get overwhelmed by circumstances in life. I love how he reminds us that we aren't going to understand everything that happens in this life. Life isn't always fair. The time will come when all will be made known. For now, we should cherish the freedom and joy that salvation brings. My friends, give Christ the weight of your burdens and live in the sunshine.



Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
So cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand this, all by and by

Tempted and tried, I wondered why
The good man dies, the bad man thrives
And Jesus cries because he loves em’ both
We’re all cast-aways in need of ropes
Hangin’ on by the last threads of our hope
In a house of mirrors full of smoke
Confusing illusions I’ve seen

Where did I go wrong? I sang along
To every chorus of the song
That the devil wrote like a piper at the gates
Leading mice and men down to their fates
Some will courageously escape
The seductive voice with a heart of faith
While walkin’ that line back home

There's so much more to life than we’ve been told
It’s full of beauty that will unfold
And shine like you struck gold, my wayward son
That deadweight burden weighs a ton
Go down into the river and let it run
And wash away all the things you’ve done
Forgiveness, alright

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
So cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand this, all by and by

Still I get hard pressed on every side
Between the rock and a compromise
Like the truth and pack of lies fightin’ for my soul
I’ve got no place left go
Cause I got changed by what I’ve been shown
More glory than the world has known
Keeps me ramblin’ on

Skipping like a calf loosed from its stall
I’m free to love once and for all
And even when I fall I’ll get back up
For the joy that overflows my cup
Heaven filled me with more than enough
Broke down my levees and my bluffs
Let the flood wash me

And one day when the sky rolls back on us
Some rejoice and the others fuss
Cause every knee must bow and tongue confess
The son of God is forever blessed
His is the kingdom,  and we’re the guests
So put your voice up to the test
Sing Lord, come soon

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
So cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine

We’ll understand this, all by and by



Now it's YOUR turn! 
  1. Write a blog post that includes a scripture, song, or experience that has stirred your faith this week. 
  2. Link up below. 
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This link up will go live every Wednesday. (I am doing this to challenge myself to stay in the Word even though the school year is always super busy!) Feel free to join in as often as you would like!

2 comments

  1. I always wanted to listen to Josh Garrels. He is a talented musician. Have a great day

    Jasmine
    The Dots of Teaching

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  2. Thanks again for hosting this linky, Beth! You're an encouragement.
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

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