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129. 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 baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.
I love you, Lord Jesus: look down from on high
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

3 Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask you to stay
close by me forever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children in your tender care;
prepare us for heaven to live with you there.

Text Information
First Line: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
Title: Away in a Manger
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Scripture: Luke 2:6-7
Topic: Singing God's Story: Christmas / Birth of Christ
Source: American carol, 1885
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CRADLE SONG
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick (1895)
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major



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