Verse 1Away 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.
Verse 2The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes,
l love thee, Lord Jesus! Look down from the sky,
And stay by my side until morning is nigh.
Verse 3Be near me, Lord Jesus; l ask thee to stay
Close by me for ever, and love me, l pray.
Bless all the dear children in thy tender Care,
And fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.