SATB, Solos, Organ. (Also a version with string quintet and oboe.)
This is a newly composed, beautiful, lush setting of this much-loved Christmas lullaby. Your choir, congregation, and clergy will love this piece! It’s even more beautiful when accompanied by strings and oboe – and we have made it available that way too. Here’s your soft piece that reflects all of the quiet beauty of Christmas Eve.
You'll find the string and oboe score and parts in the EXTRAS (ZIP) file.
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
the little Lord Jesus lays down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay,
the little Lord Jesus asleep on 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 be my side, till 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 fit us for heaven to live with thee there.