Arrangement inspired by the following verses

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Helpful Hints:
Using tempo and/or volume, subtly broaden into then diminish out of each phrase. (phrase in groups of four measures almost entirely until the mood change at m. 81)

A poor wayfaring man of grief hath often crossed me on my way, • Who sued so humbly for relief that I could never answer nay. I had not power to ask his name, whereto he went, or whence he came; Yet there was something in his eye that won my love; I knew not why. Once, when my scanty meal was spread, he entered; not a word he spake, Just perishing for want of bread. I gave him all; he blessed it, brake, And ate, but gave me part again. Mine was an angel’s portion then, For while I fed with eager haste, the crust was manna to my taste. In pris’n I saw him next, condemned to meet a traitor’s doom at morn. The tide of lying tongues I stemmed, and honored him ’mid shame and scorn. My friendship’s utmost zeal to try, he asked if I for him would die. The flesh was weak; my blood ran chill, but my free spirit cried, “I will!” Then in a moment to my view the stranger started from disguise. The tokens in His hands I knew; the Savior stood before mine eyes. He spake, and my poor name He named, “Of Me thou hast not been ashamed. These deeds shall thy memorial be; fear not, thou didst them unto Me.”

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief
= 120

Slow, somber
copyright ©2006
please see helpful hints for how best to phrase this arrangement

written by George Coles arranged by Jon Schmidt

pedal ad-lib except where noted
5

R.H.

9

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

20

13

rit.

17

a tempo

22

26

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tie and pedal make this spot work
30

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

21

34
3 2 3

38

small hand play bass C here
42

keep pressed so it rings through pedal lifts

46

rit.

49

slowly crescendo for the next 4 lines

a tempo

italicized #s are a rhythm aid
1 2 3 4 5 6

rit.

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

22

52

a tempo

rit.

a tempo

(F)
56

(G)

rit.

a tempo

60

8va

1 2 2 1 2 5 1 1

(E)
5

8vb | end 8va

64

small hand roll chord

decresc.

rit.

a tempo

69

decresc.

rit.

a tempo

no pedal lift
A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

23

74

watch for time signature changes ahead

1

rit.

2

3

4

5 6

81

= 75

Freely, with much feeling

a tempo

rit.

a tempo

84

a tempo

cresc.

pp

3

rit.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

small hand move the middle harmony notes one column to the right (m.86 -87)

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87

molto allargando (much slowing and broadening)

R.H.

L

89

small hand roll chord

3

a tempo

small hand move C one column over

rit.

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

24

93

(F#)

a tempo

decresc.

rit.

1 2 3 4

5

6

97

small hand roll chord

1

2

3

4

5

6

molto rit.

a tempo

100

small hand roll chord

rit.

105

small hand disregard D

a tempo

half-ped
109

L.H.

molto rit.

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

25

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