262. 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 side 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 (st. 3): John Thomas McFarland
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Christ: Birth
Source: Source unknown, sts. 1-2
Tune Information
Composer: James R. Murray
Key: F Major
Notes: Optional segue to "What Can I Give Him?" No transition is needed.

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