[Who is He in yonder stall]

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 many 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 stop 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 is… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Who is He in yonder stall]
Composer: B. R. Hanby (1866)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55555 56665 51121
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Organ Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 21 Number 3 April May June 2002: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Mary Ellen Kerrick
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (2002) pp. 36


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