Text:Away in a Manger
Composer (attr.):James R. Murray
Harmonizer:John Weaver

25. 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 sky 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
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Source: Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, c. 1885, st. 1-2; Gabriel's Vineyard Songs, 1892 (st. 3)
Tune Information
Composer (attr.): James R. Murray (1887)
Harmonizer: John Weaver (1986)
Key: F Major
Copyright: Music: Harmonization © 1990 John Weaver. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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