Thank you, dear God, for Christmas,
The day on which Jesus came.
What a precious baby
What a lovely name.
We love the baby in the manger,
The one the shepherds adored,
The one later worshiped by the wise men,
The one by Herod abhorred.
We now know all of the story,
How Christ to manhood grew,
How he lived a sinless life
And how he died for me and for you.
It took a sacrifice so perfect
To pay for our sins don’t you see,
Therefore God sent his only son, Jesus,
Mankind’s atonement to be.
Thank you, dear God, for Christmas
And for the time Jesus spent on the Earth,
For all that he taught us and all that he was,
And for providing for our second birth.
There’s no way we can ever repay you,
There’s no reason for us to try.
We thank you for Baby Jesus,
Who as a grown-up for us did die.
We’re so thankful that through your power
Jesus came back to life once more,
And later ascended to Heaven,
And that he’s there now on that lovely shore.
He promised someday to return for us
And that forever with him we will be.
Thank you dear God for Christmas
And that from sin you’ve set us free.
We love the gift you gave us,
We’ll love him for all eternity,
And forever and ever be thankful
That with him we’ll always be.