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Away in a Manger

(Christmas Carol)

Away in a manger, no crib for a 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 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.

manger (noun): a box for food for horses or cows
crib (noun): cot; small bed for a baby
hay (noun): dry grass for animals to eat
cattle (noun): cows
low (verb): to moo; to make the noise of a cow
awake (awoke, awoken) (verb): to wake up; to waken; to wake up; to stop sleeping
cradle (noun): cot; small bed for a baby
'til (preposition): until; till; up to that time
nigh (adjective): near; close; imminent; not far
thee (pronoun): you (old English)

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