69. 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 for ever, 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: Unknown
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Christmas; Heaven(s)/Paradise (7 more...)
Notes: Alt. Tune: AWAY IN A MANGER
Tune Information
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1895)
Arranger: Desmond Hassell (1992)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major
Copyright: Arrangement copyright © 1992 Desmond Hassell.

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