Friday, June 6, 2014

Josh Garrels - Farther Along (Folk/Hip Hop song)

Shalom! :)

Yesterday Jesus made me found this AWESOME song by Josh Garrels. "Farther Along" is a classic Christian song which has been interpreted by many talented singers, but so far, this is my favourite version.


Farther Along 

Farther along we’ll know all about it 
Farther along we’ll understand why 
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 died, 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 
But some will courageously escape 
The seductive voice with a heart of faith 
While walkin’ that line back home 

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 


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 
And 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 levee and my bluff 
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 
That the Son of God is forever blessed 
His is the kingdom, we’re the guests 
So put your voice up to the test 
Sing Lord, come soon 


According to Josh Garrel's website, his music is described as, "Cultivating a genre-blending mix of folk and hip hop, Garrels' music explores themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation."

I am so grateful for this song!!! Thank You Jesus! Just when I thought I had listened to "every  possible Christian song", You showed me this and much more. You are amazing!!!

Psalm 104:33 KJV "I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being."

Please remember that God has not forgotten about you... If you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you. At first it might seem as if you are talking to a wall, but Jesus is listening. He is crazy about you and has such wonderful plans for your life!!

I hope that you enjoyed this folk song! :) Don't forget to check out Garrels' album, "Love & War & The Sea In Between", it's so enkindling!

Which song/album has our Lord put on your path lately?

In all sisterly love,

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