Who is he, in yonder stall

Who is he, in yonder stall. Benjamin R. Hanby* (1833-1867). Written in 1866, not long before Hanby’s death in the following year. It was first published in The Dove, a Collection of Music for Day and Sunday Schools, Juvenile Singing Classes, and the Social Circle (Chicago, 1866), where it had eight two-phrase stanzas. It was then included in The Amaranth (1872), the first authorized Sunday-school book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Two stanzas were added when it was published in Ira D. Sankey*’s Sacred Songs and Solos No. 2 (1881): Who is he the people bless For his words of gentleness? Who is he the gathering throng Greet with loud triumphant song? Since that time,...

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