by Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Last line of every verse, as well as verse 4, written by Brett Baggett


Away in a manger, no crib for a 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 in the hay

This Baby will take our sin away


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 Baby will take our sin away


So small yet a Savior from God’s holy side

Does this child even know that He’s come here to die?

Our sins and our burdens He’ll take them away

And show us His glory in heaven someday

This Baby will take our sin away

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We confess the 1689 second London baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the Reformation as well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of Calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a Calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.