I Wasn’t There
    Footnotes

    “I Wasn’t There,” Friend, Dec. 2009, 35

    I Wasn’t There

    I wasn’t there to see the star

    That brightly led the way,

    But I can have the Savior’s light

    To guide me every day.

    I didn’t feel the gentle peace

    That fell on earth that night,

    But I can feel His Spirit

    When I’m doing what is right.

    I didn’t watch while Mary held

    Her precious little one,

    But I don’t have to see to know

    He is God’s Chosen Son.

    I wasn’t with the shepherds

    When they learned of Jesus’s birth,

    But I can learn and share His word

    With others here on earth.

    I didn’t know the Wise Men,

    With their treasures rare to give,

    But I can give a priceless gift

    Just in the way I live.

    I didn’t hear the angels sing

    Hosannas sweet and clear,

    But I can praise and honor Him

    Each day throughout the year.

    Illustration by Sam Nielson