Away in a manger, no crib for a 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 you, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask You to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray;
Bless all the dear children in Your tender care,
And fit us for heaven to live with You there.
"Away In A Manger"
Words: Anonymous, 1885, vv.1-2, and John T McFarland, 1892, v.3
Music: William J Kirkpatrick, 1895 (CRADLE SONG)