The Original Tune of “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief”


I was surprised this year to learn that the beloved hymn “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” was altered from its original form sung at the time of Joseph Smith before appearing in the current LDS Hymnbook. I lived in Illinois and have visited Carthage Jail, in the very room where John Taylor sung this hymn at Joseph’s request just before the mob attacked the jail, killing Joseph and Hyrum.

What follows is a follow-up on a previous post about what is likely the closest version of what John Taylor actually sang that day. I have arranged it as a solo and a men’s trio.

A Poor Wayfaring Man TBB

A Poor Wayfaring Man Legacy Version

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