Away in a Manger

"Away in a Manger"


Verse 1
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay

Verse 2
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

Verse 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 take us to heaven, to live with Thee there

About this arrangement:  This is one of my favorite Christmas carols, and I remember singing this as a young child in church.  I would always leave church with the melody stuck in my head because it was so beautiful.  I decided to write an arrangement of this carol in hopes of capturing the beauty of this melody for others to play and enjoy.  This would be a great arrangement to share during the Advent season!


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Colossians 3:16

"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.