Away in a Manger lyrics

by Orla Fallon

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.

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.

[Instrumental]

Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me for ever and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children, in Thy tender care,
And fit us for heaven to live with Ye there.

Lyrics: Traditional
Composers: 2 Versions
William J. Kirkpatrick : 1895 (this version)
James R. Murray: 1887 (alternative version)

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