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 bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes,
I love you, Lord Jesus! look down from above
and stay by my side until morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay

close by me for ever, and love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children, in your tender care
and fit us for heaven to live with you there.