“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” – Isaiah 9:6

Away in a Manger

Verse 1:
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

Verse 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 cradle till morning is nigh.

Verse 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: Stanzas 1, 2 anonymous; Stanza 3 John Thomas McFarland (1851-1913)
Music: James R. Murray (1841-1905)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek