Could I Hold the Baby (Goates)

Could I Hold the Baby (Goates)

Music for Children, Submitted Music (1998-2006)

It’s Christmas Eve, I’m tucked in bed,

I’m snug and warm, my prayers are said.

I start to think about the first Christmas Night.

The manger warm, the baby fair,

the star that led the shepherds there,

and what I’d say to Mary

as she smiled at the little Christ child.


Could I hold the baby? Will he smile at me?

Does He know why He is born and what his life will be?

Could I hold the baby and tell him of my love?

How glad I am that Jesus Christ was sent from heaven above.


Now ev’ry day the whole year through

I’ll think of all that I can do

To be like Him and live as He showed me how.

And I’ll remember that Christmas toys

are not as dear as girls and boys,

that Jesus loves each one of us endlessly.

He loves you and me.

Text: Rachel M. Goates

Music: Rachel M. Goates

Album: Submitted Music (1998-2006)

Composition Date: 1998

More Info: CMS 1998