Today's song takes me back to childhood...gathering around the piano at my grandparents' house with my grandmother sitting at the piano. "Away in a Manger" is a simple song, often sung by children, but it's beautiful and sincere...there are two different tunes the lyrics can be sung to, and I'm still not sure which is my favorite. Although I'm sure there are countless recordings of "Away in a Manger," I like it best sung from the heart, by children.
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 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 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 fit us for Heaven to live with Thee there.