From the recording Memories of the Season - Download
5. Away In A Manger (2:35) (Traditional)
One of the most beloved Christmas carols of the English-speaking world, and one of the first I ever learned to sing. Somewhere along the way, I learned a second melody as well, and so decided to incorporate both lines into this version. Ed’s classical guitar and Kelly’s bass line make this simple but beautiful childhood memory a perfect package.
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.
The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in 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 cradle ‘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.