147. 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 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 (19th century)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 11 11.11 11
Scripture: Luke 2:7
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Birth; Christian Year: Christmas; Jesus Christ (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): James R. Murray (1887)
Meter: 11 11.11 11
Key: F Major or modal
Source: harm. LBW, 1978
Copyright: Harm. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, used by permission of Augsburg Fortress

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