204. Away in a Manger

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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 Baby awakes,
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 for ever, 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
Author: Anonymous (1885, 1892)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Scripture: Luke 2:7
Source: Philadelphia
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MUELLER
Composer: James R. Murray (1887)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.
Key: F Major



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