Sunday, December 1, 2013

On the First Day of Advent...AWAY IN A MANGER

For the first day of advent, here is my favorite childhood English carol.  I've come to enjoy the American tune as well but this is the original for me so I thought I'd share it with you.


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

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Bernadette! Beautiful. I've actually sung both versions, though not well. Blessings dear one.