Away in a Manger

Origin and History | Away in a Manger Lyrics | Youtube Video | Music Sheets


This Christmas song seems like a prayer of a child before bedtime and it gives you that precise image when you hear it but some may also argue that it is a lullaby to Christian children. The song 1st appeared in the Little Children's Book for Schools and Families during the 1800’s and was thought to be the work of Martin Luther but was later on proven not to be of his making.

Origin and History of Away in a Manger

The origin of the melody of the song is still questionable and there are two takes on how the song can be played but like the old Austrian folk version which is believed to be another origin, the essence of what the song speaks about remains the same in all three versions in that Jesus came and will always remain.

Here, the author (unknown) describes how our Lord and King was born in the most modest of circumstances but yet he also balances this with the grandiosity of the celebration in that we are so bless that our Savior has finally come to save us from our sin. He speaks of blessing the children and saving a place for them in heaven with Him. As we recall in the Bible, Jesus speaks of how the children are His precious ones and have a special place in His enormous heart. This may be a reference to that specific event during Jesus’ journey to the cross.

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Away in a Manger Lyrics

Away in a manger,
No crib for His 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 poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes

I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side,
'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 Youtube Video

Away in a Manger Celtic Woman Version
Away in a Manger Anne Murray Version

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Away in a Manger Music Sheets | Guitar Tabs

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