Away in a Manger

Traditional manger (feeding trough) during the time of Jesus – image lifted from

(Note:  I would like to share some of the old true Christian songs celebrating the birth of Christ, from our childhood.  It’s unfortunate that in the rush and cacophony of today’s modern generation, we’re bombarded with so many so-called “Christmas music” which has nothing to do with the fullness of the grace of Jesus’ birth – for God to become Man, to die on the Cross for our sins, so that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life.  I ask you to see for yourself, my friends, if the songs that you hear on the radio, or play in your iPhones, tells the story of Jesus’ birth, or something else, totally unrelated to that event 2,000 years ago.  May God in His mercy and grace, guide us to a deeper understanding of the birth of Jesus, that we will be blessed and will receive exceeding joy as we reflect on His message this Christmas …)

 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 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.

lifted from – the

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