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

Image result for caricature of  the baby Jesus asleep in His cribAway in a Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky And stay by my cradle 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.

Generally credited to Martin Luther, as a poem written to his children.   While this has never been proved, or disproved….a copy was NEVER found in his papers.  Never the less, it is a song that has been widely accepted since around 1885, which represents the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

MERRY CHRISTMAS…. And blessings…cjlb…12/25/15.

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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