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
- Text Source(s)
- 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.