206. Away in a Manger

1. Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;
The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

2. The cattle are lowing; the poor baby wakes,
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 his bed
Title: Away in a Manger
Author: Anon. (ca. 1883)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christmas
Source: Philadelphia
Notes: Music's meter: 11 11 11 11
Tune Information
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838–1921
Harmonizer: Rosalee Elser, b. 1925
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Incipit: 51123 11345 56423
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1980 Rosalee Elser. Used by permission. Making copies for one-time noncommercial church or home use is permitted.

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