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 wakes,
But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky,
And stay by my cradle till 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|
|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 (attr.):||James R. Murray (1887)|
|Harmonizer:||John Weaver (1986)|
|Copyright:||Music: Harmonization © 1990 John Weaver. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|