Not long ago we got into the interesting question as to if there are Gnostic tendencies in Away in a Manger. If you have an afternoon to waste you might want to look into that. I have two versions of the song. the first one is my own setting for the song based on a simple piano riff. The second is a country western style with a guitar riff that I believe I might have ripped off from and old Andy Griffith show rendition from many years ago.
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for 40 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ love compels us, constrains us and sends us forth.