Christmas- Away in a Manger Mixed-Up Text

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: Religion
Grammar Topic: Functions & Text
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 13th Dec 2010

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Away in a manger Mixed up text

The last lines of the verses below are mixed up. Try to put the last lines back in the right  
verses, then listen to the song or ask your teacher to check your answers.

Away in a manger
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
'Til morning is nigh.

The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
And love me I pray

The cattle are lowing
The poor Baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head

I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side,
No crying He makes

Be near me, Lord Jesus,
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
To live with Thee there 

Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to heaven
Asleep on the hay

A manger is an old-fashioned word for the thing that horses and cows eat out of. Trying to  
guess what these other difficult words mean from their context in the song:

Lowing

Crib

Thee

Thy

Hay

‘til

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2010

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