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359. 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 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
Title: Away in a Manger
Author: John T. McFarland, 1851-1913
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Source: Vs. 1-2: Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, ca. 1885; Vs. 3: Gabriel's Vineyard Songs, 1892, alt.
Tune Information
Name: MUELLER
Composer (attributed to): James R. Murray, 1841-1905
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: e minor or modal



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