Her Christmas Prayer
It's a great big scary world,|
As seen through the eyes of a child.
And her daddy's so far away.
With her tiny hands folded,
She kneels down by the tree
And begins to pray;
Packages tied with bows and ribbons,
A small child kneels by the tree
And sends a Christmas prayer to Heaven.
Dear baby Jesus, can you hear me?
In the candlelight her tears glisten.
Please bring my daddy home for the holidays.
I don't need a new puppy or a new toy.
Those are the simple words she prays.
Mama's baking gingerbread cookies.
Send a Christmas angel to brush away her tears.
She's missing you at Christmas, too, Daddy.
And I really need you here.
Mama helped me hang the Christmas tree star.
When you were here, you'd always lend a hand.
Please Dear God, bring peace on earth.
Send my daddy home from that awful land.
Her daddy didn't come home that Christmas.
She was too young to realize.
Her daddy was home way up in Heaven
Far beyond the bright blue skies.
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