Num Berço de Palhas

Author (st. 3): John T. McFarland

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Translator: Joan Larie Sutton

Joan Larie Sutton (nee Riffey) was born in Louisville, KY but lived most of her life in Brazil with her missionary parents. She began the study of violin at the age of ten, continuing her studies at Baylor University. She earned a Masters Degree in sacred music at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. She married William Boyd Sutton and together they worked in Brazil. She translated many hymns into Portuguese.… Go to person page >

Author (sts. 1-2): Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: Num berço de palhas, humilde nasceu
Title: Num Berço de Palhas
English Title: Away in a Manger
Author (sts. 1-2): Anonymous (c. 1885)
Author (st. 3): John T. McFarland (1892)
Translator: Joan Larie Sutton (1990)
Meter: 6.5.6.5 D
Language: Portuguese
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: Copyright translation 1990 Joan L. Sutton. Used by permission.

Tune

MUELLER

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,…

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