Poems/Songs, Seasonal

A Soldier’s King**

  

December 13, 2014

 

This is a very special Christmas Song. The only artist I’ve heard sing this is Kenny Rogers. At various times, I have used these words as a recitation in Christmas Programs. The words of this song flow together and paint a lovely picture. ENJOY !!

 

No one seem to notice

The man beside the road

He was just a ragged soldier

Our there in the cold

But he seemed to have a purpose

Only known to him

As he walked along the streets that night

Through the town of Bethlehem

In his head he held the memory

Of all the wars he’d known

In his hand he clutched a medal

For the bravery he’s shown

And the weight of every battle

He carried in his heart

But his eyes were clear and searching

For a manger in the dark

Some are born to greatness

Some are born to fall

Some are bound to be forgotten

Like they never lived at all

But we’re all born to know Him

And stand before His light

Like the soldier who found

his King tonight

 He had marched for politicians

Served under their command

And he fought for all their causes

That he did not understand

But there was something

deep inside him now

That led him on his way

With a single star to guide him

To where the Baby lay

He stood before the Son of God

Come to pay our debt

Who smiled up at the soldier

That the world would soon forget

So he held out his medal

And said, “This is for You I bring”

To the newborn Baby King

Some are born to greatness

Some are born to fall

Some are bound to be forgotten

Like they never lived at all

But we’re all born to know Him

And stand before His light

Like the soldier who found

his King tonight

 

**Composed by: Kenny Horton & John Jarvis

Copyright 1996: Prinetta Music Publishing

Performed by: Kenny Rogers on his album The Gift

 

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness

rather than in its value.

(Charles Dudley Warner)

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