Away In A Manger

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Away in a Manger is a Christmas song known by all

Away in a Manger is a song that teaches about the nativity scene in an easy to understand way.


Away In A Manger Lyrics

Song lyrics to Away In A Manger

Away 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.

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.


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Away in a Manger - A History of the Carol

Away in a Manger is a Christmas Carol that is taught to children at an early age. It explains the manger scene in a simple and easy to remember story. The actual author/writer of the song has been lost to history. The song with its simple and easy to remember verses has survived though. The song has roots in early 1880's America. The first known publishing of the Christmas song was in May 1884 in the publication, "The Myrtle".

The Story behind the Christmas Carol - Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger is also known as Luther’s Cradle Hymn. For many years it was thought that the song was written by Martin Luther and sung by him to his children. It is now known that the song was written as part of a collection for Martin Luther's 400th anniversary. There is even speculation that the song was credited to Luther as a marketing gimmick to promote sales. The original form of the song was a two-stanza version and appeareed to originate among German Lutherans in Pennsylvania in the early to mid 1880's.


Away in a Manger Sheet Music

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