11 December 2012

Sing We All of Christmas: Away in a Manger

Tonight, now that the sun has set a d the time for bed draws closer, consider afresh these beautiful words of an anonymous prayer.
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 the sky,
And stay by my side till the morning is high.
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.
(Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal 124; text Anonymous; tune CRADLE SONG, William J. Kirkpatrick.)

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