341. 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 you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky,
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

3 Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay
close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care,
and take us to heaven to live with you there.

Text Information
First Line: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
Title: Away in a Manger
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Topic: Christmas
Source: The Myrtle, Boston, 1884, sts. 1, 2; Vineyard Songs, Louisville, 1892, st. 3, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Arranger: James E. Engel, 1925-1989
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Setting © 1993 James E. Engel, admin. Northwestern Publishing House

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