The Christmas Donkey ("A Donkey's Christmas Carol")

by Greg Giebler

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The first song I ever wrote. The Christmas story as seen through the eyes of Joseph and Mary's donkey.

lyrics

Along the road to Bethlehem, the people are making their way
The children of David are going home, Caesar's decree to obey
Among them a carpenter and his wife, Oh she is heavy with child
And I am their donkey my love for them I cannot hide

My master is chaste and strong
My lady gentle, fair
She bears a Child who is Truth and Light
And He will save the world from sin and despair

My master hugs me around the neck and whispers into my ear
"Steady, young friend, and watch your step, you know that your cargo is dear."
Then he lifts his wife onto my back, and walks by my side on the trail
While the song in my heart, echoes through each hill and vale

My master is chaste and strong
My lady gentle, fair
She bears a Child who is Truth and Light
And He will save the world from sin and despair

With a new star lighting the sky this night, we arrive weary and worn
The ancient prophet spoke long ago, that this is where He'd be born
In David's city we are content, although there's no room at the inn
For this very night will be born the Infant God King

And so in a stable where cattle feed,
where comfort and warmth there is none
An ox and myself are resting near
when My Lady gives birth to her Son

Some shepherds arrive to see the Babe, an angel has told them the place
My Lady's Son is well pleased with them, you can see the smile on His face
To all who are searching for Truth and Light, He pours out His loving grace
And all with a childlike heart, He longs to embrace

My master is chaste and strong
My lady gentle, fair
She bears a Child who is Truth and Light
And He will save the world from sin and despair

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released July 10, 2011

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