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 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 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.
|First Line:||Away in a manger, no crib for His bed|
|Title:||Away in a Manger|
|Source:||Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, c. 1885, st. 1-2; Gabriel's Vineyard Songs, 1892 (st. 3)|
|Composer:||William James Kirkpatrick (1895)|