Let’s All Sing, “Away in a Manger”



OK, call me fickle. Yesterday I criticized Away in a Manger. Today, I want us to sing it. Together. Often. All the verses.

What’s with that?

Tucked away in the third verse is the best prayer ever. For everyone.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever and love me, I pray.amen



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3 Responses to Let’s All Sing, “Away in a Manger”

  1. Kathy Wyg says:

    Good morning…Shirlee…..ok…what made you change on your mind…about Away in a Manger..curious…we all have a right to change our mind once in a while…depending on the circumstances…I do like that song a lot..`you are forgiven this time,,,only because
    It is Christmas…have a great & blessed day…Shirlee…& everyone…..

    Kathy wyg

    • Shirlee Abbott says:

      Good evening, Kathy, and Christmas blessings to you, too.

      “Away in a Manger,” along with our exquisite nativity sets, convey a distorted view of Christ’s birth. Kids think that a manger is an extra-sweet baby bed. We forget all about the manure on the barn floor. I just want to balance the message.

      • Kathy Wyg says:

        Hello again…never thought of that….Shirlee…about the barn floor

        Thank you again for your input…….

        Have a great nite……Kathy wyg

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