Words: Stanzas 1 & 2, anonymous, 1885; stanza 3, John Thomas McFarland (1851-1913).
Music: "Mueller," James Ramsey Murray, 1887
From: Guitar Picker (www.gospelmusic.tk)


A(D)way in a manger, no (G) crib for a (D) bed,
The (A) little Lord Jesus laid (G) down His sweet (D) head.
The (D) stars in the sky looked (G) down where He (D) lay, 
The (A) little Lord (D) Jesus, a(G)sleep on (A) the (D) 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 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.