Sunday, December 5, 2010

Away In A Manger


IMG_8173_ The Nativity 

Mat 1:23
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.


Away in a Manger


Away in a manger,

No crib for His bed

The little Lord Jesus
Laid 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 poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side,
'Til 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



Away in a manager is always the first carol that children are taught. Away in a Manger was originally published in 1885. The publication of Away in a Manger was in a Lutheran Sunday school book and this created the misconception that the lyrics of Away in a Manger were actually written by Martin Luther himself. The author is unknown. The music to Away in a Manger was composed by William J. Kirkpatrick in 1895.



I can still remember as a little child, singing this Christmas Carol, at my grandparents house, many years ago, and my grandparents all have gone to Heaven to be with Jesus , who is no longer that little baby in a manger. He grew up, and died on a cross, for the sins of us all. He rose from the dead, and after being seen by his disciples , and over 500 people, returned to Heaven, and said He would one day come back, (Acts Chapter One), for those remaining on the earth who believed in Him, and had Faith in Him, and became His Followers, making them Children of The Living God.

I am one of those who believe , and Jesus is the reason for the season. He is the True Meaning Of Christmas. He is The Messiah. He is Emmanuel which means , God Is With Us. Can you imagine, God stepping out of Heaven, and taking the form of a human baby. Jesus was fully human, and fully God. Some will scoff, and say, “How can you believe such a thing”? I believe God’s Word, the Bible. It is called , Faith. You can read it for yourselves this Christmas , and come to your own conclusions, and pray God shows you who He really is and why He came to earth as a baby lying in a manger. If you truly seek Him you will find Him, and He will change your life forever.

I know it is early but I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Sincerely Dianne :)



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  1. Beautiful blog
    Merry Christmas to you and your family
    Take care

  2. Hi Dianne,

    Great Post, well said and may you and your family have a Happy Joyful Blessed Christmas too. Hugs Nita.

  3. Beautiful post, Dianne, and a very merry Christmas to you as well! We feel like Santa arrived early this year and left us a 100 lb bundle of energy and joy. Frankie, Laura and I all agree that we felt Sam's presence as he led us to Buddy. He's a wonderful pup!

  4. Lovely post Dianne! Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too!!

  5. Even though I was not raised in a Christian home, we always sang carols at Christmas time. And, Away in a Manger is one we would sing. Thanks for the memory :-)


  6. Very Nice Dianne. Your words so true. Your Grandparents live on in your heart and soul I know that.
    Thank you for stopping by tonight.

  7. Dear Dianne, It's always a pleasure to hear from you. As you know, I have been experiencing difficulties viewing your blogspot via Internet Explorer. Leigh has helped me today to sort out the problem. He has downloaded a different web browser which we are now trying to use now. So if this comment makes it to your page it has worked. Love and Hugs from the 'C' family.

  8. Woohoo!!! The Leigh Myster did it, way cool, happy dance!!! When I finish happy dancing I will come back to read and comment.

    Woohoo-oo-oo-oo, thanks Leigh Myster!!!

    Bye Dianne for now.

  9. I just love the song Away in a Manger. I love so many of the old Christmas songs. People just don't sing them like they use too. Merry Christmas to you as well. Hugs Carrie

  10. Dear Dianne, Reading this beautiful blog you've written, brings tears to my eyes. Away In A Manger was indeed the first Christmas Carol I ever learnt and to this day is my favourite! I am a child of God too and tears swell in my eyes. God is with us! He is Emmanuel! I can't wait for the day Jesus will come back and we will live in God's House forever.

    When the Lord sent Jesus, He gave us everything we need. May all the Lord is and all He does for us bless you abundantly this Christmas. With love and care from, JKL. xOx

  11. Thank you all for taking the time to stop by.I appreciate each and everyone of you, and love to read your comments.

    Yes Lisa, I have many fond memories of my grandparents and I have shared a few stories with you in the past. I will always have a special place for them in my heart.

    Kerrie, it is so good to hear from you, and I am very happy that you can now stop by and visit, and leave comments. What a nice surprise.
    Please thank Leigh Myster for me. High Fives! :)

  12. Merry Christmas! And I believe too...Emmauel, God with us. What a gift we have been given!

  13. Lovely post Dianne I just love this Carol as a child I would sing this to my Mother. She would smile and I could see the joy in her eye's it would bring. Also Dianne could you if Possible send the lovely photo of your little Christmas village. I seem to have lost it from WL along the way. Thank you and A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugs Sheilax

  14. Hello from a snowy UK. I have stumbled across this beautiful blog and have added myself as your latest follower. I have been browsing around and admiring your photography too.Please do drop by my blog and maybe follow if you would like.
    Warmest wishes.
    Carol from

  15. Morning Dianne,
    I had to pop back to say thank you so much for visiting and your very kind compliment...careful, my head is getting too large to get through the doorway now. I'm delighted to have met you and am looking forward to visiting often.
    I think I might have to try and get out today as Hubby is playing a 'Boney M' Cd and I think I'll go insane if I stay in any longer. :)
    Thank you again.

  16. So, so nice...and true, Dianne. I'm catching up with everyone for the next few days and glad I stopped by. You are just wonderful in my eyes :)
    Just a tad off the beaten path, send me Jesse, lol. That is the CUTEST little guy ever and he'd look adorable tucked into my house :D Ok, ok, I know you won't send him, but how 'bout if I'm a godmother? I'll take it! Done deal XOXOXO

  17. Ciao Dianne,Interesting and educational, thanks for the good wishes that I wholeheartedly reciprocate

  18. Dianne, Thankyou for stopping today.
    I was so intersted in what you had to say about you and the farm. Would you blog about that sometime if you can. My tree is up and done and so am I almost
    Thinking about you.

  19. Good morning to you dear friend :) Hearing from you always lights up my face with a huge smile. Have a super day! Keeping you in our prayers. Love and hugs, Kerrie & Jaiden. xOx

  20. Thankyou for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.
    Give my Love to Kerrie. I cant get into her space. Im locked out. Thanks for the eamils and when I find time I will get back to you.
    Have fun today and a good week ahead.

    Funny I know I asked you something in an email and now I just forget what it is. .. so I guess its not important. But thank you. I just saw your comment.

  21. Love to visit your blog and a lovely poem you have there. I find your blog filled with so much peace. Yes, the true meaning of Christmas is Jesus.

    I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

    May your days be filled with His love and peace that is the reflection of your lovely works posted in this blog.


  22. Hi Dianne. Thank you so much . I just went back to my eamils. Your in my thoughts and your in my Prayers also and hope your feeling up to par again.
    Much Love
    Merry Christmas to you and to your Family.
    Im off to finish my shopping.

  23. Hello Dianne
    Amen to your post.It sure is the only way to live with Him there,and the great comforter while we we are waiting for His second coming.Thank you for visiting,and we are thankful for God.'s blessings to us even with all the snow.It just goes to show Who is in control of our ways.
    Hugs Margaret

  24. Merry Christmas!! Love the photos of Jesse by the tree and with SO ADORABLE! Thank You so much for stopping by. I hope your New Year is very blessed!!

  25. May the good times and treasures of the present become the golden memories of tomorrow. Wishing you and your family love, joy and happiness. Merry CHRISTmas.

  26. Merry Christmas Dianne. With much Love
    Lisa xo


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