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101. Away in a manger, no crib for his bed

1. Away in a manger, no crib for his 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 his bed
Meter: 11 11. 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Traditional carol
Tune Information
Name: CRADLE SONG
Composer (melody): William James Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 11 11. 11 11
Key: F Major



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