1. If I had been in Bethlehem the night of Jesus’ birth
And heard afar the angels’ joyful song of peace on earth,
If I had seen the shepherds come to seek the Baby fair,
I think I would have followed them and knelt beside them there.
2. If I had lived in eastern lands and watched with eager eyes,
If I had seen His star appear and blaze among the skies,
If I had seen the wise men go to seek the newborn King,
I think I would have followed them, my finest gifts to bring.
3. I did not live in Bethlehem that Christmas night of old
Or travel with the wise men there to bring Him gifts of gold,
But I can bring a greater gift than any earthly gem,
For all my heart and all my love will be my gift to Him.
Copyright © 1989 by Sally DeFord. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use. This notice must be included on each copy made.