UTubers: Returned LDS missionary releases unique cover of ‘A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief’

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  • ssev Maple Grove, MN
    Aug. 4, 2016 7:56 a.m.

    “Over the years he … finally developed … his own cover of ‘A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief. The song is, of course, a gospel classic, and I really wanted to make it my own . …”

    What makes this song so special is the night historians say it was sung to try to alleviate Joseph Smith’s troubled soul in Carthage Jail; for he knew he was about to die. Joseph’s premonitions of his death had greatly disturbed the men who were with him at Carthage. A question on who would lead the Church and continue its mission was considered.

    Joseph turned to Hyrum and said, “One day it shall be you who will finish the mission that I could not during my lifetime.”

    It was a bewildering statement, because Hyrum was martyred, together with his brother. At the very least, however, it established that Joseph trust no one more than his dear brother, who was faithful to the end.