The song was first published with two verses in an
Evangelical Lutheran Sunday School collection, Little
Children's Book for Schools and Families (1885), edited
by James R. Murray (1841?1905), where it simply bore
the title "Away in a Manger" and was set to a tune
called "St. Kilda," credited to J.E. Clark.
I created this character arangement for the Sierra
Vista United Methodist Church (SVUMC) to highlight the
somber elegance of the work. This piece is truly
heart-felt for me and I hope that you will agree that
this is one of my better arrangements.