Who Is He in Yonder Stall

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1. Who is he in yonder stall
at whose feet the shepherds fall?

Refrain:
'Tis the Lord, O wondrous story!
'Tis the Lord, the King of glory;
at his feet we humbly fall,
crown him, crown him Lord of all!

2. Lo, at midnight who is he
prays in dark Gethsemane?
(Refrain)

3. Who is he in Calvary's throes
asks for blessings on his foes?
(Refrain)

4. Who is he who from the grave
comes to heal and help and save?
(Refrain)

5. Who is he that from yon throne
rules the world of light alone?
(Refrain)

Author: Benjamin Russell Hanby

Benjamin R. Hanby Born: Ju­ly 22, 1833, Rush­ville, Ohio. Died: March 16, 1867, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Ot­ter­bein Cem­e­te­ry, West­er­ville, Ohio. Son of a Unit­ed Breth­ren min­is­ter, Han­by at­tend­ed Ot­ter­bein Un­i­ver­si­ty in Wes­ter­ville, Ohio. Up­on grad­u­a­tion, he worked for the col­lege, then served as prin­ci­pal of an acad­e­my in Sev­en Mile, Ohio. He lat­er pastored in Lew­is­burg and New Par­is, then went on to work for mu­sic pub­lish­ers John Church Com­pa­ny (Cin­cin­nati, Ohio) and Root and Ca­dy (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois). He wrote over five doz­en songs, ma­ny of which ap­peared in the quar­ter­ly Our Song Birds. One of Han­by’s best know… Go to person page >

Notes

Who is He in yonder stall. [Christmas.] By Benjamin Russell Hanby, an American divine, born 1833, died 1867. It appeared in The Dove: a Collection of Music for Day and Sunday Schools, Chicago, 1866.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #124
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