Away In A Manger

Lyrics to the Christmas carol Away In A Manger.


History and facts about Away In A Manger.

  • For many years it was assumed that the lyrics to Away In A Manger was written by Martin Luther. Further research has shown that it isn’t.
  • The author of the first two verses is unknown. The third verse was added in 1904 by Dr. John McFarland, who lived in New York.


Lyrics to Away In A Manger.

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 in 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 cradle til morning is nigh.

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 take us to heaven, to live with Thee there.

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