A shepherd lad, with newborn lamb,
Came hurrying to Bethlehem
To offer it to Christ, the King.
It was the only thing
He had to give.
His eyes were bright
With his desire
To please the Child
Who was the dove
Of peace, and brotherhood, and right.
His was the humblest gift of all,
Yet, when the wee Babe
Smiled at him, he knew
That any gift, however small,
Is large in sight of Heaven above,
When it is proffered Him with love!