Refugee King (Away from the Manger)
$2.75 – $35.00
Composed by Bruce Benedict, Wen Reagan, Lester Ruth, Greg Scheer, and Liz Vice (borrowing musical and lyrical material from John Thomas MacFarlane and James R. Murray)
Arranged by Edwin M. Willmington
Refugee King (Away from the Manger) highlights one of the most forgotten aspects of the Christmas story – the flight to Egypt to avoid the edict of Herod. In the light of the realities of refugees in today’s world, the provocative lyrics remind us that Jesus was also a refugee. A string and percussion orchestration is available to further express this arrangement.