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A poor wayfaring Man of grief Hath often




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.


I spied him where a fountain burst
Clear from the rock;
his strength was gone.
The heedless water mocked his thirst;
He heard it, saw it hurrying on.
I ran and raised the suff’rer up;
Thrice from the stream
he drained my cup,
Dipped and returned it running o’er;
I drank and never thirsted more.


’Twas night; the floods were out;
it blew
A winter hurricane aloof.
I heard his voice abroad and flew
To bid him welcome to my roof.
I warmed and clothed
and cheered my guest
And laid him on my couch to rest;
Then made the earth my bed,
and seemed
In Eden’s garden while I dreamed.


Stripped, wounded,
beaten nigh to death,
I found him by the highway side.
I roused his pulse,
brought back his breath,
Revived his spirit, and supplied
Wine, oil, refreshment—he was healed.
I had myself a wound concealed,
But from that hour forgot the smart,
And peace bound up my broken heart.


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.”

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1826
      Bible Refs: Mt 25:40;
      MUSIC
      Name: WALFORD
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1861
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 433C
        # 327D
        # 318D
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 D (D.L.M.)
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