Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief: Text by James Montgomery and Paintings by Sarah Merkley


A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief: Text by James Montgomery
Paintings by Sarah Merkley

This beautiful and poignant and popular hymn is set with exquisite paintings to stir the soul. The paintings bring out vivid images of what this poem means. This illustrated book tells the story behind the poem, which was originally titled "The Stranger and His Friend." This book should be in everyone's home to feast on Our Savior's love for all of us. Sarah's artistry can be compared to Simon Dewey, Greg Olsen and Del Parson. I think of John Taylor singing this wonderful hymn before and after the martrydom with his wonderful voice.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook

2 comments:

Grandma Mitchell said...
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Grandma Mitchell said...

Didn't know about this one. Thanks for the review. (I enjoy your blog.) This is my husband long time favorite hymn. I will have to check it out. THX Susan Mitchell