Friday, 6 December 2013

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger 

Away in a Manger

(Verses 1 & 2, were written by an anonymous author, Some sources show the author as Martin Luther; this attribution (probably incorrect) is based on the title 'Luther's Cradle Hymn,' given to these words by the composer, James Murray. Verse 3 is by John Thomas McFarland (1851-1913).

Thanks to Richard W. Adams for doing this research.

'Mueller,' James R. Murray, 1887.)


[G] Away in a manger, no [C] crib for a [G] bed,

 The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet [D] head.

The [G] stars in the sky looked [C] down where He [G] lay,

The [G] little Lord Jesus, [D] asleep on the [G] 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.

Happy Holidays Everyone.

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