← Back To List/Index


If you sing/use this song, please contact the composer and say thank you to Connie Stauffer!

Voicing/Instrumentation: Vocal Solo

We also have other 76 arrangements of "Away In a Manger".

See more from Connie Stauffer.

Visit composer's personal website.

Related song categories are:
Children's Songs
Heaven/Celestial Kingdom
Heavenly Father
Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit
Savior/Jesus Christ
Trust in God

No user ratings for this song yet. Leave yours by clicking the button above!

More about Connie Stauffer:
I was raised in Thatcher, Utah, a small town west of Tremonton on the north end of the state. Home is where I enjoy being the most. If I leave, it is usually for something very important. To relax or to waste a few minutes, I gravitate to my piano. My favorite thing to do is to turn out the lights when I'm alone and play to my heart's content. This is one way I find ideas for music. Another place where I've gotten more than a few ideas is when I've been exercising, whether it's walking the trails of Alpine, or riding my road bike. I think about my life and the issues of the day while walking, and those moments frequently end with music rattling through my head. I have a husband, five children and fourteen grandchildren - all of whom are the light of my life. I'd rather be with any one of them than just about anything. However, I do enjoy my solitude, which is probably why the hobby of writing music has been so appealing to me. My mother was my music teacher until she said I had outgrown her. I then took from a wonderful lady who helped shape me. Oh how I would love to have a sit-down visit with her. She probably knows me better than anyone, as she was there as I was in the process of becoming. I've been blessed with a husband who is the wind beneath my wings. He's made every possible sacrifice to encourage my music - whether just enjoying playing or writing. Were it not for his support, there is no way I could take it to the level where I can share it. The music on this site is music from my heart over the past 38+ years. It has been my solace through hard times and my joy through the good times. Much of it was "unsolicited" by me; it just came. Some of it has come through assignments or good people trusting me with their lyrics. All of it has been a miracle in my own eyes, as it was not something for which I was trained. My fingers somehow knew how to produce what was rattling through my head and by brute force it has found its way to paper. I hope you will enjoy it and let me know how you are using it. My website has much of what is here plus a lot of songs that do not fall into the "Sacred Music" genre. Feel free to visit it. I love suggestions and comments!
Song background:

This was an arrangement I worked on every December for years. Each time I vowed next year it would "fly". The last two years, it went from a piano arrangement to a vocal solo. It's fun to sing. The lyrics are not exactly as the hymn, however. 

How sacred; how holy that first Noel night,

When Mary gave birth to our Savior and light.

He quietly slept, swaddled safe in her arms.

The babe in a manger, protected from har.


Sleep baby Jesus, lying in the hay. 

Angels watch guard on this first Christmas Day.

Singing their praises for the life He will live.

Born in a stable. His life He would give.


Shepherds came; wise men brought gifts from afar - 

To a King in a cradle. They were led by a star.

Angels surround Him; sweet melodies sing.

The birth of our Savior; His love He did bring.


Away in a manger, the sweet baby lay.

The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.

And a chorus of angels, sweet lullabies sing.

Their praises ring out to our Lord, Savior, King.


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.


You can also visit the author's original page for this piece (opens in a new window).
You can also bookmark/save this song arrangement to your personal sacredsheetmusic bookmark save list.







This song has been viewed 58 times on this site. This song's pdf has been viewed/downloaded 11 times.
Report a problem with this song.