||The first two verses of "Away in a Manger" were originally
published in a Lutheran Sunday school book in 1885. Two years later, James
R. Murray published it as "Luther's Cradle Hymn," thus creating
the misconception that Luther had written it. Although some attribute the
words to Luther, they are usually considered American anonymous. Some credit
the music to Murray; others think he merely harmonized an old German folk
song. the words are frequently sung to the tune of the Scottish song "Flow
Gently Sweet Afton."