Away in a Manger (words only)
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 on the hay.
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, till morning is nigh.
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by my forever, and love me, I pray;
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care,
Prepare us for heaven to live with Thee there.
James R. Murray