Birthday of a King
The famous Christmas hymn, "Birthday of a King" was written and composed by William Harold Neidlinger (1863-1924). He was a composer, conductor, and organist at St. Michael's Church in New York City, NY. His main calling in life was working with retarded children, those who were physically handicapped children. During the turn of the century, he founded a school in East Orange, New Jersey for the purpose of working with children lacking motor skills--especially speech and vocal disabilities.