126. 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 cradle till 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
Author: Rev. Martin Luther (1530)
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 11.
Publication Date: 1950
Topic: Jesus Christ the Lord: His Birth; Christ: Birth and Infancy of; Christ: Nativity, The (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer (melody): William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 11.
Key: F Major
Copyright: Copyright 1923. Renewal. Hope Publishing Company, owner. Used by permission.
Notes: Now Public Domain.

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