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A Christmas carol text by Mrs. Emma Pitt (b. 1846) of Baltimore, well known in her day as a teacher, composer and poet. The musical setting is by Dr. William Howard Doane (1832-1915). Dr. Doane was a successful businessman, amateur musician, philanthropist and Sunday School Superintendent of the Mount Auburn Baptist Church in Cincinnati, and had an honorary D.Mus. degree from Denison University.

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The City of Baltimore, Maryland, around the time of Emma Pitt's birth in 1846
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