380. 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 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 his bed
Title: Away in a Manger
Author (vs. 3): John T. McFarland, 1851-1913
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Christmas
Source: Vss. 1-2: Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, Philadelphia, 1885
Tune Information
Composer: James R. Murray, 1841-1905
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major or modal

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