45. 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
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ;
Source: Little children's book, Philadelphia, 1885
Tune Information
Composer: W. J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Arranger: David Willcocks, b. 1919
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arrangment © 1960 Oxford University Press. From "Carols for Choirs Book I"

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