157. Away in a Manger

1 Away in a manger, no crib for His 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 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
Title: Away in a Manger
Author (stanzas 1, 2): Anonymous
Author (stanza 3): Anonymous
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 11.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: Birth and Infancy; Young, Hymns for the; Jesus Christ: His Birth
Tune Information
Composer: James R. Murray (1887)
Meter: 11. 11. 11. 11.
Key: F Major

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