Title: Away in a Manger
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick, 1895
Author: Stanzas 1-2, Little Children's Book for Schools and Families, c. 1885 Stanza 3, Gabriel's Vineyard Songs, 1892
Scripture: Luke 2:7
1. Away in a manger, no crib for His 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. 2. The cattle are lowing, the poor Baby wakes, But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky, And stay by my side until morning is nigh. 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.