My Favourite Christmas Carols #20 – ‘Away in a Manger’

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus lay 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 Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky.
And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.

Sweet bells they ring, they ring out the news today,
That Christ was born, was born on Christmas day,
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me for ever and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven to live with Thee there.
Sweet bells they ring they ring out the news
That Christ was born, was born on Christmas Day,
That Christ was born, was born on Christmas day.

Read more: Christmas Carols – Away In A Manger Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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One comment

  1. We see in every child what man might have been, but for sin. We are given with each child a renewed opportunity to begin again. Children naturally relate to the image of the Baby Jesus. But Christ did not remain a babe in a manger. It is for us — as adults — to reflect the love embodied in that image as a light to this broken world.

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