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O Come and Mourn

Incorporating "Wayfaring Stranger"

By Gene Grier

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Choir Sacred (SATB choir) - Grade 3
Incorporating "Wayfaring Stranger". Composed by Gene Grier. Arranged by Lee Dengler. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles; Worship Resources. Alfred Church Choral Series. All Saints Day; Christ the King; Easter; Holy Week; Lent; Palm Sunday; Sacred; Spring. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Jubilate Music Group #00-24265. Published by Jubilate Music Group (AP.24265).

Item Number: AP.24265

English. Psalm 22, Psalm 31, Matthew 5:4, Matthew 27:32-50, Mark 15:21-37, Luke 23:26-47, John 19:17-37, James 4:7-10, Revelation 21:4.

This dramatic reflection upon the scene at Calvary opens as a quiet invocation (opt. solo), calling believers to the cross to mourn their Savior. Beautiful text images, a haunting melody, and a flowing accompaniment combine to create a compelling picture. Then, the choir sings a free, expressive choral prayer (opt. a cappella), based upon the traditional tune, Wayfaring Stranger, paired with Frederick Faber's 19th century hymn text, O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile. The opening reverie returns to close with a sense of hushed wonder. Highly recommended!

About Alfred Church Choral Series

The Alfred Church Choral Series (ACCS) includes scripture references and seasonal applications in every octavo. The series includes original works, choral masterworks, and folk, gospel, hymn, and spiritual arrangements.

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