Away in a Manger

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Away in a Manger (Descant)


"Away in a Manger," a perennial Christmas hymn, is beautifully arranged here as a descant for SATB choir.

Arranged by: Diane Tuiofu

Verse 1

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.


Verse 2

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.


Verse 3

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.


Words: Anon.

Music: William J. Kirkpatrick