Away in a Manger

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Away in a Manger Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of this well-known hymn begin with "Away in a manger, no crib for His bed" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The words and lyrics of this Away in a Manger hymn were written by the German author, Martin Luther. The wonderful music that accompanies the Away in a Manger Christmas Hymn were composed by James Ramsey Murray. The author of the hymn, Martin Luther, was born November 10, 1483 and died February 18, 1546. The composer of the music to the Away in a Manger hymn, James Ramsey Murray, was born March 7, 1841 and died March 7, 1841. We have placed Away in a Manger in the category of Christmas Carols. Enjoy the festive lyrics of this popular Christmas hymn.

Away in a Manger Hymn
Title: Away in a Manger *** Name of Composer: James Ramsey Murray *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Martin Luther *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lyrics of the Away in a Manger lyrics, Martin Luther (November 10, 1483-February 18, 1546), was born in Eisleben, a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany and achieved fame as a leader of the Protestant Reformation in 1517, a professor of theology and a hymnist.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of Away in a Manger, James Ramsey Murray (March 7, 1841-March 7, 1841), was born in Ballard Vale, Andover, Massachusetts, United States and became famous as a music teacher, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Away in a Manger
Author of Lyrics: Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 to February 18, 1546)

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Catherine Winkworth (1827 - 1878),  who translated the words from German to English

Name of Composer of Music: James Ramsey Murray (March 7, 1841 to March 7, 1841)
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: Away in a manger, no crib for His bed
First Publication Date: 1885


Away in a Manger Lyrics

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.


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