Hobbies Playing Music 'Away In a Manger' Piano Chords and Lyrics Share PINTEREST Email Print H. Armstrong Roberts/Getty Images Playing Music Playing Piano Piano Chords Tutorials Buying Advice Music Education Playing Guitar Home Recording By Brandy Kraemer Updated November 04, 2019 Lyrics for 'Away In a Manger' | Sheet Music 1. Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,1the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.The stars in the sky looked down where He lay;2the little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.3 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 the cradle till morning is nigh.4 3. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay5close 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.1 or “no crib for His bed”2 or “The stars in the bright sky”3 “in” or “on the hay”4 In an earlier 1885 publication, this line reads: “And stay by my crib watching my lullaby.” Murray’s 1887 printing reads: “And stay by my cradle to watch lullaby.” The current lyrics were first seen in an 1891 version by J. B. Herbert.5 The third stanza appeared in 1892, and is ascribed to Dr. John Thomas McFarland. Chord Progression in D Chords: D | G | A7 D G DAway in a manger, no crib for a bed, A7 DThe little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. D G DThe stars in the sky looked down where he lay, G D A7 DThe little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.