Tonight we were at an "Oakridge Boys" concert. They were talking at one point in the evening, about a special movie that is being made about Glen Campbell's life. They said that Glen is candid about the struggles that he is going through with Alzheimer's disease. They were asked to sing a song that would be a blessing to Glen. They proceeded to sing the song they chose, and it was the southern gospel song "Farther Along". The song was so beautiful and meaningful as they sang it. It encouraged my heart this evening.
The song they sang was "Farther Along".
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.
~Words and music to "Farther Along" are by J.R. Baxter and W.B. Stevens.
For Glen, for so many others, and for each of us...it can encourage our hearts as we rest in the fact, that someday we will understand why.
Wishing you an enjoyable Spring Sunday!
Thank you Judy, I really needed to hear this today. I hope you realise how much you bless and encourage those who read your blog. Have a lovely Sunday!
I have always felt that when we experience a disappointment, it will all make sense later. This song says it so well. Thank you for this post.
Just went and watched the Youtube video. So beautiful! We love Glen Campbell and the Oak Ridge Boys.
The words in the Refrain are wonderful to read. I didn't know about Glen Campbell's struggle. Thank you for sharing.
I've enjoyed popping over for a wee visit.... it seems ages!
I've always loved Glen Campbell and I was sorry to hear of his health news. Glad for the lovely tribute given him.
How I would have liked to be there...at the Oakridge Boys concert. We have seen them in concert several times over the many decades! Beautiful lyrics!
It is sad to hear of Glen Campbell's struggle with dementia. I look forward to hearing his story.
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