101. Away in a manger, no crib for his bed

1. Away in a manger, no crib for his 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 his bed
Meter: 11 11. 11 11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Traditional carol
Tune Information
Composer (melody): William James Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 11 11. 11 11
Key: F Major

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