Away in a Manger
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 sky
And stay by my cradle till 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.
* Asleep, asleep, asleep, the Savior in a stall!
[2nd part] Asleep, asleep,
Asleep, asleep, asleep, the Lord of all.
[2nd part] asleep, asleep, asleep, the Lord, the Lord of all.
Words: attr. to Martin Luther, 1483–1546
Music: Charles H. Gabriel, 1856–1932