Cradle Hymn

First line: Away in a manger, no crib for his bed / Jesus num presépio, sem berço nasceu / Away in a manger, No crib for his bed, The little / Away in a manger / Away in a [the] manger, no crib / Away in a manger, No crib for his bed, The little Lord Jesus / Away in a manger, No crib / Away in a manger, No crib for a bed

Original language: English

Words: Martin Luther; Little Children’s Book for Schools and Families, 1885
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick


Away in a Manger
, 206


1. Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.
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 skyAnd stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.
3. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stayClose by me forever, and love me, I pray.Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,And fit us for heaven to live with thee there.

Away in a Manger
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1. Away in a manger, no crib for his bed,The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head;The stars in the heavens looked down where he lay,The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.
[Chorus]Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)asleep, the Savior in a stall!Asleep, (Asleep,) asleep, (asleep,)asleep, the Lord of all.
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 skyAnd stay by my cradle till morning is nigh.
3. Be near me, Lord Jesus; I ask thee to stayClose by me forever, and love me, I pray.Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,And fit us for heaven, to live with thee there.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

X:206 Q:1/4=80 M:3/4 L:1/4 K:F C F F | G/A/ F F | A/B/ c c | d B2 yy

Away in a Manger

, 206

Arr.: Rosalee Elser

Away in a Manger

, no. 55

Arr.: Rosalee Elser

Away in a Manger

, no. 132

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Away in a Manger

Arr.: Judith Roberts Spragg

Away in a Manger

Arr.: Katie Bastian

Away in a Manger

Arr.: Stephen A. Weatherford

Away in a Manger

, Jan 2012

Arr.: Rachel Mecham Goates

Contributor: Rachel Mecham Goates

Away in a Manger

, Dec 2020

Artist: Steven Sharp Nelson

Away in a Manger

, 3

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square; The Orchestra at Temple Square

Away in a Manger

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square; The Orchestra at Temple Square

Away in a Manger

, 1

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square; Orchestra at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

Away in a Manger

, Dec 1986

Arr.: Rosalee Elser

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 425

Adapt.: John Thomas McFarland

Arr.: Rosalee Elser

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 111

Adapt.: John Thomas McFarland

Away in a Manger

, 206

Arr.: Rosalee Elser

Away in a Manger

, 206

Arr.: Rosalee Elser

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 233

Arr.: Rosalee Elser

Jesus num Presépio (Portuguese)

, Dec 2019

Artist: Alyne Lemos

Away In a Manger

, no. F-1

Luther’s Cradle Hymn

, 248

Luther’s Cradle Hymn

, 248

Luther’s Cradle Hymn

, 248

Luther’s Cradle Hymn

, 248

Away in a Manger

, Dec 2012

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 426

Adapt.: John Thomas McFarland

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 110

Adapt.: John Thomas McFarland

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 232

Away In a Manger

, no. F-2

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a manger

, 149

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a manger

, 149

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a manger

, 149

Away in a Manger

, no. 163

Luther’s Cradle Hymn

, Nov 1941

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away In A Manger

, 50

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 114

Other Christian Denominations

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, 115

Other Christian Denominations

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, 110

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, 111

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

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Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 208

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 104

Other Christian Denominations

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, 105

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 364

Other Christian Denominations

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, 365

Other Christian Denominations

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Other Christian Denominations

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, 203

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger (Kirkpatrick)

, 205

Other Christian Denominations

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, 261

Other Christian Denominations

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, 262

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 147

Other Christian Denominations

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, 124

Other Christian Denominations

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, 217

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

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Other Christian Denominations

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, 158

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed

, 101

Other Christian Denominations

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, 67

Other Christian Denominations

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, 57

Other Christian Denominations

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, 86

Other Christian Denominations

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, 93

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a manger, no crib for his bed

, 47

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a [the] manger, no crib

, 450

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away In a Manger

, 109

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away In a Manger

, 109

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away In A Manger

, 50

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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, 175

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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, 75

Other Christian Denominations

Away in a Manger

, 314

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a manger

, 149

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a manger

, 149

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

Away in a manger

, 149

Unofficial or Local Publications

Luther’s Cradle Hymn

, 37