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Away in a Manger

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Like a lullaby

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

The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;

The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,

The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

[Chorus]

Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)

asleep, the Savior in a stall!

Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)

asleep, the Lord of all.

2. The cattle are lowing, the poor baby wakes;

But little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.

I love thee, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky

And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

[Chorus]

Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)

asleep, the Savior in a stall!

Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)

asleep, the Lord of all.

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.

[Chorus]

Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)

asleep, the Savior in a stall!

Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)

asleep, the Lord of all.

*Chorus may be sung in one or two parts.

Words: Anon., about 1883, Philadelphia

Music: Charles H. Gabriel, 1856–1932

Luke 2:3–7

Luke 18:15–17

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