At the Manger, Carol — George Stuart, Australia

At the Manger
Tune: Cradle Song

New words for ‘Away in a Manger’

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Visit George’s website here to discover several modern Christmas Carols set to familiar tunes.


Away in the manger, no pillow or bed,
The baby boy Jesus is born in a shed;
The stars in the bright sky looked down when he lay;
The baby boy Jesus asleep on the hay.

While cattle stand quietly, the baby’s asleep;
Sought after by shepherds who leave all their sheep;
And wise men bring treasures; they’ve come from afar
To give gifts to Jesus; they followed a star.

Yes, Jesus is near me, I know he will stay
Close by me for ever and love me each day;
He blesses all children; we know we all share
A wonderful friendship in his tender care.