Sunday, December 17, 2006

Third Day's "Merry Christmas"

The group "Third Day" has a new Christmas album out, "Christmas Offerings". The final song on the CD is about China adoption. The band's drummer and his wife are adopting from China, and he wrote this song about the wait for their child. It makes me cry because it expresses so perfectly how we felt last Christmas while we waited for Rachel, and our joy at spending this Christmas with her.

Merry Christmas lyrics:

There's a little girl trembling on a cold December morn
Crying for mama's arms
At an orphanage just outside a little China town
Where the forgotten are

But half a world away I hang the stockings by the fire
And dream about the day when I can finally call you mine

It's Christmas time again but you're not home
Your family is here and yet you're somewhere else alone
So tonight I pray that God will come and hold you in His arms
And tell you from my heart I wish you Merry Christmas

As I hang the tinsel on the tree and watch the twinkling lights
I'm warmed by the fire's glow
Outside the children tumble in a wonderland of white
And make angels in the snow

But half a world away you try you best to fight the tears
And hope that Heaven's Angels come to carry you here

Christmas is the time we celebrate the Holy Child
And we celebrate His perfect gift of love
He came to Earth to give His life and prepare a place for us
So we could have a home with Him above

It's Christmas time again and now you're home
Your family is here so you will never be alone
So tonight before you go to sleep, I'll hold you in my arms
And tell you from my heart, I'll tell you from my heart
I wish you Merry Christmas

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