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123a. En bova fojntrogo

1. En bova fojntrogo anstataŭ litet'
Ripozis la dolĉa Jesua kapet'.
La steloj rigardis el nuba vual'
Al eta Jesuo dormanta en stal'.

2. La bovoj blekadis post taga labor',
Sed kuŝis Jesuo sen plendo aŭ plor'.
Jesu', mi vin amas! Ho restu kun mi;
Protektu min ĝis la matena radi'.

3. Ho kara Jesuo! Ne iru vi for,
Sed restu proksime por ĉiam en kor'.
Benadu infanojn sur ter' tie ĉi,
Ĝis vivo ĉiela, en gloro kun vi.

Text Information
First Line: En bova fojntrogo anstataŭ litet'
Title: En bova fojntrogo
English Title: Away in a manger
Translator: Ellen Gregory
Author (vv. 1-2): Anonima
Author (v. 3): John Thomas McFarland (1851-1913)
Publication Date: 2009
Scripture: Luke 2:7
Topic: Christmas
Source: HE 259 (= AK 49, Ad 242); Original vv. 1 and 2, Anonymous US, 19th century first appeared 1885 in J. C. File's "Little Children's Book for Schools and Families"
Tune Information
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick (1895)

MIDI file: Cradle Song
More media are available on the tune authority page.