Away in a Manager

(Words: Anonymous, Music: James R Murray)

Verse 1
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.
The little Lord Jesus, lay 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 the there.