112. 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 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 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 a bed
Title: Away in a Manger
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Scripture: Luke 2:7; Hebrews 1:1
Topic: Christ: Birth
Source: Source Unknown, c. 1865
Tune Information
Name: CRADLE SONG
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick (1895)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major or modal



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