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    "The Gift" Lyrics

    Daniel O'Donnell

    A poor orphan girl named Maria
    Was walking to market one day
    She stopped for a rest by the roadside
    Where a bird with a broken wing lay
    A few moments passed till she saw it
    For it's feathers were covered with sand
    But soon clean and wrapped it was traveling
    In the warmth of Maria's small hand

    She happily gave her last peso
    On a cage made of rushes and twine
    She fed it loose corn from the market

    And watched it grow stronger with time

    Now the Christmas Eve service was coming
    And the church shone with tinsel and light
    And all of the townfolk brought presents
    To lay by the manger that night
    There were diamonds and incense and perfumes
    In packages fit for a king
    But for one ragged bird in a small cage
    Maria had nothing to bring

    She waited till just before midnight
    So no one could see her go in
    And crying she knelt by the manger
    For her gift was unworthy of Him

    Then a voice spoke to her through the darkness
    Maria, what brings you to me

    If the bird in the cage is your offering
    Open the door, let me see
    Though she trembled, she did as he asked her
    And out of the cage the bird flew
    Soaring into the rafters
    On a wing that had healed good as new

    Just then the midnight bells rang out
    And the little bird started to sing
    A song that no words could recapture
    Whose beauty was fit for a king

    Now Maria felt blessed just to listen
    To that cascade of notes sweet and long
    As her offering was lifted to heaven
    By the very first nightingale's song
    This song was submitted on November 17th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Stephanie Davis.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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