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Away in a Manger

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Away in a Manger

Reverently

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. 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.

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.

Text: Anon., ca. 1883, Philadelphia

Music: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838–1921; harmonized by Rosalee Elser, b. 1925. © 1980 Rosalee Elser. Used by permission. Making copies for one-time noncommercial church or home use is permitted.

Luke 2:7

Luke 18:15–17