[Down from the skies bending low o'er the manger]

[Down from the skies bending low o'er the manger]

Composer: B. R. Hanby
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: B. R. Hanby

Benjamin Russell Hanby was born July 22, 1833, the oldest of eight children, to Bishop William Hanby in Rushville, OH. The family moved to Westerville,OH where Bishop Hanby was a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. In his short life Benjamin graduated from Otterbein, taught school, became a United Brethren minister, started a singing school, was editor for John Church publishers in Cincinnati and composed over 500 songs and hymns before he died of tuberculosis March 15, 1867. His home in Westerville was Ohio's first memorial to a composer. It was a sotp on the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping to Canada and is a national historic site, a Methodist church Landmark and a Network to Freedom site for the National Park Service. There… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: B. R. Hanby
Incipit: 55556 64543 11111
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9345
Text: Down From The Skies
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9345

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