Away in a Manger



  1. 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.

  2. [Chorus]

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

    asleep, the Savior in a stall!

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

    asleep, the Lord of all.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Words: Anon., about 1883, Philadelphia

Music: Charles H. Gabriel, 1856–1932