Music & Lyrics: Martin Luther


[Lay down, Sweetheart
Mommy will tell you a story about the Baby Jesus.]

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.
-[See, He was going to sleep - just like you.]

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
'Til morning is ni-igh.

Ooh, yea-eah,
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.

He'll take you to Heaven,
He'll take you away. [Away in a manger...]
[Jesus loves you.]


"AWAY IN THE MANGER" (with chords)

Capo: 1st Fret
[Lay down, (Dsus2)Sweetheart
Mommy will tell you a story about the Baby Jesus.]

A(D)way in a (Bm7)manger,
No (Gmaj7)crib (F#m7)for (Em7)a (D)bed,
The (A)little Lord (A/G)Jesus
Laid (Em)down His (Em7)sweet (Bm7)head;
(A/C#)The (D)stars in the (Bm7)sky
Looked (Gmaj7)down (F#m7)where (Em7)He (D)lay,
The (A7sus4)little Lord (D/A)Jesus
A(Em)sleep (A9)on (A7/C#)the (Bm)hay.
(F#m7sus4)-(F#m7)[See, He was going to (Gadd9)sleep - just like you.]

The (D)cattle are (Bm7)lowing,
The (Gmaj7)Ba(F#m7)by (Em7)a(A/D)wakes(D),
But (Em7sus4)little Lord (F#m7sus4)Jesus,
No (G/A)crying (Gm6/Bb)He (Bm)makes;
(A/C#)I (D)love Thee, Lord (Bm)Jesus;
Look (Gmaj7)down (F#m7)from (Em)the (Dmaj7)sky,
And (A7sus4)stay by my (F#m7sus4)side
'Til (Em)morn(A9)ing (A7)is (Bm7)ni-(F#m7)igh.

(Em7sus4)Ooh, yea-(Asus2/C#)eah,
(Bsus4)Be (E)near me, (G#m/D#)Lord (C#m7)Jesus,
(E/B)I (Amaj7)ask (G#m7)Thee (F#m7)to (Emaj7)stay
Close (F#m7sus4)by me for(G#m7sus4)ever,
And (A/B)love me, (Am6/C)I (C#m7)pray;
(B/D#)Bless (E)all the dear (C#m7)children in
(Asus2)Thy tender (G#m7)care,
And (F#m7sus4)fit us for (E/G#)Heaven
To (A/B)live with Thee (Amaj7)there.

He'll (G#m7sus4)take you to (F#m7sus4)Heaven,
He'll (A/B)take you (B9/D#)a(E)way. [Away in a (C#m7)manger...]
(Amaj9)-(G#m7)-(F#m7sus4)[Jesus loves you.](Esus2)

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