Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.
The little lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky look down where he lay.
The little lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
The cattle a-lowing, the baby awakes.
The little lord Jesus no crying he makes.
I love thee lord Jesus. Look down from the sky.
And stay by 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 take us to heaven to live with Thee there.
- The song is sung and played differently in each version, including an instrumental version Raffi did on his Christmas album.
- The 2013 CD version than the DVD version is longer with extra verses.