Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Carol Simple and Sweet

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Away in a manger, no crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the poor Baby wakes,
  And little Lord Jesus, some crying He makes;
I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle till 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. 

Text:  v 1 & 2 "Little Children's Book" 1885, v 3 "Vineyard Songs" 1982
Tune:  William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838-1921 "Cradle Song"

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