2007-12-23 "A Baby Just Like You"

I love finding non-traditional Christmas songs that include a universal message of joy and peace, no matter what your particular religious or spiritual slant may be. We have just a short time on this earth, and we should strive to make it a better place for the coming generations.


John Denver penned this song over 30 years ago for the baby (Zachary) that he and his wife adopted. It’s simple and yet has a special charm and feel about it. I’m not going to change the words to the song at all. I hope you enjoy it!


And here’s a video link of Chris Westfall performing this song.


A Baby Just Like You


John Denver, J. Henry (c) 1975


The season is upon us now
A time for gifts and giving
And as the year draws to its close
I think about my living


The Christmas time when I was young,
The magic and the wonder,
But colors dull and candles dim,
And dark my standing under


O little Zachary, shining light
You’ve set my soul to dreaming
You’ve given back my joy in life
And filled me with new meaning


A Savior King was born that day,
A baby just like you,
And as the Magi came with gifts,
I come with my gift too


That peace on Earth fills up your time,
That brotherhood surrounds you.
That you may know the warmth of love,
And wrap it all around you


It’s just a wish, a dream I’m told
From days when I was young
Merry Christmas, little Zachary
Merry Christmas, everyone
Merry Christmas, little Zachary
Merry Christmas, everyone


-kw

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