This favourite Christmas Carol is particularly popular with children, perhaps due to its simplicity - it is often sung quietly as a Christmas Lullaby. The music most commonly used for the carol in the UK is sometimes called "Cradle Song" and was composed by William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921), a musician and composer who came from Philadelphia and wrote many hymns in support of his local church.
The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Away in a Manger or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Away in a Manger or alternatively edit/play the midi file.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Away in a Manger in PDF format.