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SECRET OF GIVING




This Is My Prayer For You (Tony Arata, Gary Scruggs)

Peaceful valleys, mountaintops No dark alleys, or sudden stops This is my prayer This is my prayer for you Love is calling, starry skies Always falling, but not for lies This is my prayer This is my prayer for you Chorus: May all your sweet dreams go unbroken May every wish you've ever spoken Come true This is my prayer This is my prayer for you Celebrations, true blue friends Revelations, and a heart that mends This is my prayer This is my prayer for you Repeat Chorus Arms that welcome, doors opened wide All your loved ones, gathered by your side This is my prayer This is my prayer for you May all your days be filled with laughter May all your prayers be quickly answered This is my prayer This is my prayer for you

I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus (Tommie Connor)

Christmas toys all over the place Little Shelby wears a funny smile on his face Shelby has a secret And the secret he must share He wants to tell somebody So he tells his teddy bear Chorus: I saw Mama kissing Santa Claus Underneath the misteltoe last night She didn't see me creep Down the stairs to have a peek(it says peep but go with peek) She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep Then, I saw Mama tickle Santa Claus Underneath his beard so snowy white Oh, what a laugh it would have been If Daddy had only seen Mama kissing Santa Claus last night Repeat Chorus

One Child, One Day (Gerry House, Layng Martine, Jr.)

Three wise men, a shining star A mother and a father who had come so far How could they know about their son And the miracle he'd become That he held the soul of man In his tiny little hands Chorus: One child one day And the universe will never be the same From Bethlehem Cause the angels' voices rejoicing in his name Oh, and I believe with all my heart That he will show the way And you and I will meet One child one day A small white church, a mountainside Cathedrals filled with music, and golden light Oh, we gather everywhere For the peace that's always there For the story that is told Of a birth so long ago Repeat Chorus

Mary, Did You Know? (Buddy Greene, Mark Lowry)

Mary, did you know That your baby boy will one day walk on water? Did you know That your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know That your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you've delivered Will soon deliver you Mary, did you know That your baby boy will give sight to a blind man? Did you know That your baby boy will calm a storm with His hand? Did you know That your baby boy has walked where angels trod? And when you kiss your little boy You've kissed the face of God Mary, did you know? The blind will see The deaf will hear And the dead will live again The lame will leap The dumb will speak The praises of the Lamb Mary, did you know That your baby boy is Lord of all creation? Did you know That your baby boy will one day rules the nations? Did you know That your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb? This sleeping child you're holding Is the Great I Am

Up On The Housetop (Traditional - Arranged by Reba McEntire)

Up on the housetop reindeer pause Out jumps good old Santa Claus Down through the chimney with lots of toys All for the little ones, Christmas joys Ho, ho ho! Who wouldn't go? Ho, ho ho! Who wouldn't go? Up on the housetop, click, click, click Down through the chimney with old Saint Nick First comes the stocking of little Nell Oh, dear Santa fill it well Give her a dolly that laughs and cries One that will open and shut her eyes Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn't go? Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn't go? Up on the housetop, click, click, click Down through the chimney with old Saint Nick Next comes the stocking of little Will Oh, just see what a glorious fill Here is a hammer and lots of tacks Also a ball and a whip that cracks Ho, ho ho! Who wouldn't go? Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn't go? Up on the housetop, click, click, click Down through the chimney with old Saint Nick

The Angels Sang (Helen Darling, Peggy Newman)

My little boy was a wise man this year His Christmas play was something I couldn't miss Between the shopping and my job I barely got there My faith was worn from stress and strain Until those little Chorus: Angels sang (hallelujah) To the King (people rejoice) He brought peace and joy to all the world When he came And the angels sang (hallelujah) And they sang (people rejoice) And as I watched those innocent children I felt the greatness of that holy night And for a moment I was right there with those wise men So overwhelmed with love and light I had to cry when the Repeat Chorus twice

Santa Claus Is Coming Back To Town (Roxie Dean, Sonny Tillis)

He was always Santa Claus to them Every year he'd magically appear here in our den They would laugh and tease and say you look a lot like Dad He'd just smile and ask, "Have you been good or bad?" Oh, but life ain't always like a holiday Some things change, and sometimes people go their seperate ways He just called and said he'd like to be here for the kids Wish them Merry Christmas when they open up their gifts And even though it might be hard on me How can I let them down? So Santa Claus is coming back to town Here it is Christmas Eve - the kids are sleeping Lights flashing in the trees - I keep thinking Tomorrow I'll see him, tomorrow I'll see him I guess I ought to try to go to bed I can't rehearse tomorrow any longer in my head He'll walk in so nonchalant, as if he'd never gone They'll be glad to see him, I'll be barely hanging on And just like that he'll go and turn my whole world upside down Santa Claus is coming back to town No it's never really easy when this time of year rolls around 'Cause Santa Claus is coming back to town

The Secret Of Giving (Rick Bowles, Sunny Russ)

In this life we all go through hard times When we struggle and pray for a lifeline Just needing someone To show us the way To you the glass might seem half empty But it's half full to those without any So hold on to hope And try to have faith Oh, you've got to have faith Chorus: If there's just one secret to living Whoever you are It's learning the meaning of giving With an open heart/With an open heart If you offer the best part of yourself Even when you don't have anything else Honest and true It'll come back to you Love comes back to you Repeat Chorus Bridge: With your arms wide open The world opens wide And you'll believe it deep inside That there's just one secret to living Whoever you are It's finding that true joy in giving With an open heart/With an open heart

This Christmas (Rick Bowles)

2,000 years ago, three wise men left their home When an angel of the Lord Said, "Seek the Savior born" Logic told them they were crazy They shouldn't even try The followed their hearts, they followed that star This Christmas, let me be that wise 2,000 years ago, Mary left her home An angel said, "Have faith" The Lord will light your way The road was long and winding But a promise had been made From heaven above, that was enough This Christmas, let me keep that faith This Christmas, let this be the season Of peace and love, joy and true believing 2,000 years ago, as everybody knows A perfect baby lay Asleep there in the hay The world would not believe Him But he loved them all so much On that first night, He was the light This Christmas, let me feel that love Keep that faith, be that wise, feel that love This Christmas

'Til The Season Comes Round Again (John barlow Jarvis, Randy Goodrum)

Come and gather 'round at the table In the spirit of family and friends And we'll all join hands and remember this moment 'Til the season comes 'round again So let us smile for the picture And we'll hold it as long as we can May it carry us through should we ever get lonely 'Til the season comes 'round again Bridge: One night, holy and bright Shining with love from our hearts By a warm fire let's life our hands high And be thankful were here 'til this time next year May the new year be blessed with good tidings 'Til the next time I see you again If we must say goodbye let the spirit go with you 'Til the season comes 'round again Repeat Bridge May this new year be blessed with good tidings 'Til the next time I see you again We'll all join hands and remember this moment And we'll love and we'll laugh in the time that we have 'Til the season comes 'round again


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