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Lyr Add: The Gift by Stephanie Davis

GUEST,999 13 Sep 12 - 04:04 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: The Gift by Stephanie Davis
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 04:04 PM

My apologies if this is already in the DT. I looked and couldn't find it. There was another old thread that got closed because two songs were being confused and so were the posters, me included--in fact, I may have started the confusion. ANYWAY, if it ain't here it is now and if it is here, it's here twice.


The Gift

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

She happily spent 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 would 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 up 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 song

Stephanie Davis
Recluse Music (BMI)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Gift by Stephanie Davis
From: Arkie
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 08:00 PM

I thought this was in the DT but better to have it posted twice than not at all.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Gift by Stephanie Davis
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 08:23 PM

I agree it might already be in the DT, Arkie. I've been trying to clear some of the easy-to-find Unanswered Requests over the last week or so and I got on one today but when I got to the bottom of that particular thread I saw then that the thread had been closed. Since I had the song copied but not yet pasted, and since I couldn't recall what the other thread was called, I started a new thread figuring--as you said--better to have it posted twice than not at all.

(Joe, if this already is in the DT, just delete this thread.)

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