Text:Away in a Manger
Author (st. 3):John Thomas McFarland
Author (sts. 1, 2):Anonymous
Composer:William J. Kirkpatrick

208. Away in a Manger

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 cradle until morning is nigh.

3 Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay,
Close by me forever, 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
Title: Away in a Manger
Author (sts. 1, 2): Anonymous
Author (st. 3): John Thomas McFarland
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Topic: Jesus, Birth; Jesus, Our Love for Him
Tune Information
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Key: F Major

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