Away in a manger – Christmas carols
One of the Christmas carols – Away in a manger was first published in 19th century and ever since then it’s been used widely in the English-speaking countries like the UK, USA, Australia, etc., Especially, in the UK it is among the top 3 most famous christmas carols among the kids and adults alike. Moreover this song has a rich history attached to it and hence was re-invented in the whole of the 20th century by artists like K Chesney, R McEntire and many others.
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.
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.
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.