(to be sung to the traditional tune: MUELLER, by James R. Murray, 1887)
verse 1 by anonymous – verse 2-4 by Don A. Elbourne Jr. 2008
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 on the hay.
Hear angels proclaiming, our dear Saviors birth,
His life brings salvation, to children of earth.
He walked in great wisdom, among mortal men,
All God and full human, without any sin.
The pain of temptation, rejection and strife,
He suffered with joy as He laid down His life.
Perfections of heaven, He gladly did leave,
Securing salvation, for all who believe.
He calls for repentance, and faith in His name.
Great glory to God for the spread of His fame.
Rejoice in King Jesus, we gladly make known.
We praise Him this season, from manger to throne.