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