60. Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

1 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;
the stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

2 The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

3 Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stay
close by me for ever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
and fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.

Text Information
First Line: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Children and All-Age Worship; Christmas; Church Year: Christmas (1 more...)
Source: Author Unknown Little children's book, Philadelphia, 1885
Tune Information
Composer (melody): William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)
Harmonizer: Eric Harding Thiman (1900-1975)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major
Source: Around the World with Christmas, 1895
Copyright: Harmonisation: © Oxford University Press. Permission applied for.

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