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Farther Along



Reverend W.B. Stone wrote Farther Along in 1937. Since that time, the song was served as a standard for gospel groups. In the late 1940s the Stamps Quartet had a popular recording of Farther Along on Columbia Records (Columbia 20337). Interestingly, the Stamps had a later release of Farther Along on Okeh Records (Okeh 04236) that had the words “Piano Acc. Presley” on the label. The flip side was A Beautiful Prayer.

Elvis recorded Farther Along during the How Great Thou Art Session on May 27, 1966, at RCA’s Nashville Studios. During the Million-Dollar-Quartet session on December 4, 1956, Elvis sang Farther Along with vocal harmony provided by Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.




(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

1. 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

1. Repeat


Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album How Great Thou Art »


- How Great Thou Art (1967) »

- How Great Thou Art (1977) »

- How Great Thou Art (1979) »

- The Million Dollar Quartet (1990)

- Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (1994)

- Peace In The Valley (2000)

- Take My Hand: Gospel Favourites (2000)

- That’s The Way It Is – Special Edition (2000)

- It Is No Secret (2001) – Provident

- How Great Thou Art (2010) - FTD »

That's The Way It Is - 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition (2020) - FTD


Bootleg Releases:

- The Million Dollar Quartet (1980) - Million Dollar Records

- The One Million Dollar Quartet (1987) - S Records

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