Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >
With the original two-stanza text, AWAY IN A MANGER was first published in James R. Murray's Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses (1887) and initialed “J. R. M.” Murray (b. Andover, MA, 1841; d. Cincinnati, OH, 1905) compiled the songbook and is now thought to be the tune's composer. However,…
Display Title: To Us, To Us, A Child Is BornFirst Line: To us, to us a child is bornTune Title: MUELLERAuthor: Susanna Harrison, 1752-1784Source: Songs in the Night (4th ed.) (Ipswich, England: Punchard & Jermyn, 1788)