Songs & Hymns

Away in a Manger

(Reflection, Prayer, General)
This famous Christmas carol reminds us that Jesus was born as a helpless baby. In the last verse we sing of Jesus as a grown up - as our Lord. And then we ask him to be with us through our lives, blessing us with Christ-like values, to prepare us for heaven. 

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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 on high
And stay by my side until 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 fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

Words: Verses 1 & 2 unknown. Verse 3C H Gabriel (1892).

This arrangement © 2005 The Royal School of Church Music, 19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EB. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 322031. Please quote 'Worship Workshop' along with the Song No. in your annual report.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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