126. 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 on high
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
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Topic: Christmas; Epiphany
Source: American (19th cent.)
Tune Information
Name: CRADLE SONG
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major or modal



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