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

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

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

    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
     
    Chorus:
    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

    Repeat Chorus
     
    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
     
    Bridge:
    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

    Repeat Chorus
     
    © 2001 by Greg Giebler