Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: The Little Lord JesusFirst Line: A baby once slept in a mangerTune Title: [A baby once slept in a manger]Author: Lavinia Eliza BrauffSource: Uplifted Voices by Adam Geibel and R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia: Adam Geibel Music company, 1901)