This arrangement for acoustic viola and piano from the Peace CD combines Bach’s “Jesu Joy” and the classic children’s carol, “Away in a Manger”.
PEACE :: “Jesu In A Manger (Medley)” http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/trevordick5
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring, soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned, with the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown, soaring, dying round Thy throne.
Through the way where hope is guiding, hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding, drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure; theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own in the love of joys unknown.
Away In A Manger
Away in a manger, no crib for His bed,
The little Lord Jesus lay down his sweet head.
The stars in the 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 cradle till 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.
J. H. Fragonard – Adoration of the Shepherds
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