214. 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 poor Baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
I love thee, 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 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: Anonymous (1885; st. 3 1892)
Meter: 11 11.11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Children: Hymns for
Source: Philadelphia, 1885; st. 3, 1892
Tune Information
Composer: W. J. Kirkpatrick (1895)
Meter: 11 11.11 11
Key: F Major

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