301. 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 fit us for heaven, to live with you there.

Text Information
First Line: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
Title: Away in a Manger
Author st. 3: John T. McFarland, 1851-1913
Author St. 1,2: Anonymous
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Christmas; Blessing; Christian year--Christmas
Tune Information
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Harmonizer: David Willcocks
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1961 by Oxford University Press. Used by permission.

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