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- Written by
- Charles H. Gabriel
- Original music written by
- James Murray [US]
- Original lyrics written by
- Publication date
- Adapted from
Luther's Cradle Hymn written by James Murray [US], [Unknown]
Gabriel changed the tune, added one stanza and credited the whole text to Martin Luther.
The third stanza ("Be near me, Lord Jesus...") is commonly attributed to Dr. John MacFarland; however, his contribution is highly questionable, as his name started to be linked to the song in 1904, 12 years after its first appearance.
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