1. Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;The stars in the heavens 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 skyAnd stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.
3. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stayClose 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.
Text: Anon., ca. 1883, PhiladelphiaMusic: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838–1921; harmonized by Rosalee Elser, b. 1925. © 1980 Rosalee Elser. Used by permission. Making copies for one-time noncommercial church or home use is permitted.
- Hymn Number
- William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838–1921. Rosalee Elser, 1925–.
- Luke 2:7, Luke 18:15–17
- 11 11 11 11
- 6 5 6 5 D
- Cradle Song