The First Gift of Christmas
by John Gilbert
The first Christmas gift ever given
Wasn't bought in a mart or a shop,
And it wasn't encased in gay wrappings
With a bright ribbon bow on
The first Gift of Christmas was given
In a manger lowly and bare,
And a blanket was the lone wrapping
Of this gift so priceless and fair.
God gave the First Gift of Christmas,
A most Holy and Wonderful One,
When He looked down in mercy
And gave us the Gift of His Son!