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24. 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 bright 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
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture:
Source: Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, c. 1885, st. 1-2; Gabriel's Vineyard Songs, 1892 (st. 3)
Tune Information
Name: CRADLE SONG
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick (1895)
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Key: F Major



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