378. 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 the sky,
And stay by my cradle till 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,
And fit 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
Author (sts. 1-2): Anonymous
Author (st. 3): John T. McFarland, 1851-1913
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Scripture: Luke 2:7
Topic: Christmas; Christmas Season; Children's Hymns
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CRADLE SONG
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921
Harmonizer: David Willcocks, b. 1919
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1961, Oxford University Press



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