Away in A Manger

Away in A Manger

Traditional - new lyrics, adapted & arranged Noel Paul Stookey
©2018 Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed
The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head
The stars in the night look down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay

And across a great desert three wisemen they came
Seeking a king though they knew not his name
A heavenly light, bright shining and blessed
Had led to the stable where Jesus did rest

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes
Sweet Mary and Joseph they kneel in the straw
While shepherds and wisemen are standing in awe


And so like the angels on that starry night
Comfort the children with a sweet lullaby
And pray for the peace only Love can provide
To stay by this cradle till morning is nigh...
To stay by this cradle till morning is nigh.