Stricken Smitten and Afflicted
"Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted" is an arrangement of the hymn tune O MEIN JESU, ICH MUSS STERBEN for 8 bells (G5-G6). It may be rung by two people playing 4-in-Hand or four people in a small ensemble with 2 bells each. An excellent piece for Lent or Holy Week, this contemplative piece centers on Isaiah 53:3-6. It is also available in an alternate key for those who prefer to play the piece with more standard handbell assignment positions (spaces in the left hand and lines in the right hand) under the title "Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted (Alternate Key)". This hymn tune is also paired with the text "Spirit, Come, Dispel Our Sadness". All notes are rung and no tables are needed.
Permission is granted to the original purchaser of this music to make sufficient copies for their musicians. May NOT be duplicated for multiple groups.