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Child in a Manger / Child in the Manger

This hymn was originally written as "Leanabh an aigh" in Scots Gaelic by Ma­ry M. Mac­don­ald (1789-1872).

 It was trans­lat­ed to Eng­lish by Lach­lan Mac­bean (1853-1931) and published in Songs and Hymns of the Gael (Ed­in­burgh 1888) set to the tune BUNESSAN, a tra­di­tion­al Gael­ic mel­o­dy with meter 5.5.5.3 D, more recently used for Morning has Broken and Christ Be Beside Me.