March 7, 1841, Ball­ard Vale, An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

March 10, 1905, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, of Ad­di­son’s disease.

Spring Grove Cemetery, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.


Murray stu­died at the Mu­sic­al In­sti­tute in North Read­ing, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1856–59), under Low­ell Ma­son, George Root, Will­iam Brad­bu­ry, & George Webb.

In 1862, in the midst of the Amer­i­can civil war, he en­list­ed as an Ar­my mu­si­cian. His first song, Dai­sy Deane, was com­posed in a Vir­gin­ia camp in 1863.

After the war, he re­turned home to teach pi­a­no, but soon joined the Root & Ca­dy pub­lish­ing house in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, as ed­it­or of The Song Mes­sen­ger. He stayed with Root & Ca­dy un­til the great Chi­ca­go fire of 1871, when he returned to An­do­ver and re­sumed work as a mu­sic teach­er.

In 1881, Mur­ray moved to Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, to work for the John Church Com­pa­ny, ed­it­ing The Mu­sic­al Vis­i­tor, and taking charge of the publishing department.

Murray’s works include:

  1. Birth of Our Savior, The
  2. Golden Time, The
  3. Little Missionary, The
  1. At Last
  2. Chengdu
  3. Christ’s Little Soldiers
  4. Cling to the Bible
  5. Come, Oh, Come Home
  6. Coming of the Lord, The
  7. Eudora
  8. Ferrin
  9. For Christ Is Our Endeavor
  10. God Knows It All
  11. Golden Time, The
  12. Good Old Chris­tian Way, The
  13. Hold Out Your Hand
  14. How Beautiful upon the Mountains
  15. I Love the Holy Bible
  16. I Shall Be Satisfied
  17. In the Pleasant Land of Heaven
  18. Kobe
  19. Little Gleaner’s Band
  20. Morning Light, The
  21. Mueller
  22. Norcross
  23. Onward Roll the Ages
  24. Over Jordan
  25. Seychelles
  26. Soldiers of Christ, March On
  27. Spirit Is Waiting, The
  28. There Shall No Evil Befall Thee
  29. Thine, O Lord, Is the Greatness
  30. Toulouse
  31. Trusting Thee
  32. Way Was Mine, The
  33. Wichita