101 Away in a manger, no crib for his bed

The Hymnal 1982 101

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed

cradle song
William James Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921; Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
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Traditional carol

1. Away in a manger, no crib for his 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 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.

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