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"Wayfaring Stranger"
       



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"Wayfaring Stranger"
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Introducing 3/2 time with a minor tonality.

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Description
 
  • Grade: Third

  • Origin: USA - Spiritual

  • Key: D minor

  • Time: 3/2 - where the half note receives one beat

  • Form: AABA

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta/a/a ta ta ta |
    | ti ti ta/a ta ta ta | ta ta/a ta ta ta |

  • Pitches: intermediate: So La Do Re Mi So La - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: La/Mi, Mi\Do, Ti\So, Mi/So, La8\Mi, So\Mi

  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, quarter, eighth; pickup beat; tempo: moderately

  • Key Words: sacred, world geography, stranger, wayfaring, world, woe, sickness, toll, danger, bright, roam, Jordan, clouds, gather, steep, rough, beauteous, fields, beyond, souls, redeemed, vigil, crown of glory, bright, shout, Salvation's story, concert, blood-washed, band, Saviour, praises, forevermore; contractions: I'm (I am). she'd (she would); abbreviations: tra'ling (traveling), thro' (through), 'round (around)

 
 


"Wayfaring Stranger"

           
    1. I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger
A tra'ling thro' this world of woe;
But there's no sickness, toll nor danger
In that bright world to which I go;
I'm going there to see my father,
I'm going there no more to roam,
I'm just a-going over Jordan,
I'm just a-going over home.
   
   
2.
I know dark clouds will gather 'round me
I know my way is steep and rough;
But beauteous fields lie just beyond me
Where souls redeemed their vigil keep.
I'm going there to meet my mother
She said she'd meet me when I come
I'm just a-going over Jordan
I'm just a-going over home.
   
    3. I want to wear a crown of glory
When I get home to that bright land
I want to shout Salvation's story
In concert with that blood-washed band.
I'm going there to meet my Saviour
To sing His praises forevermore
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home.
   
           

 

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