Close by me forever

Away in a manger
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Lay down His sweet head
The stars in the sky
Look 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

This song brings back the wonders and anticipation of Christmas I felt as a child. And I am ever so thankful that now as an adult it has translated into the wonder of Christ Jesus loving and redeeming a sinner like me, and the anticipation of spending eternity in the bliss of heaven with Him. Where everyday will be the best gift ever given.

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