William James Kirkpatrick (1838–1921) was an American composer who wrote a tune for the beloved Christmas carol “Away in a Manger.” Other famous hymns for which he wrote tunes include “He Hideth My Soul,” “'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” and “Redeemed, How I Loved to Proclaim It.” He also wrote the hymn, “Lord, I’m Coming Home.” This year…
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