Santa’s Prayer

Little Baby Jesus,
     Sleeping on the hay,
Please listen, Baby Jesus,
     To what I have to say.
I know you are God’s precious Son
     Whose love will never end.
Happy Birthday, Jesus.
     You are my special friend!

I want to ask you for a gift
     For families tonight.
Fill their homes with peace and love.
     Bring them all your light.
Give all children of the world
     A brand new set of eyes
To hope and dream of what can be,
     To choose what’s good and wise.

Little Baby Jesus,
     Sleeping on the hay,
Please listen, Baby Jesus,
     To what I have to say.
I know you are God’s precious Son
     Whose love will never end.
Happy Birthday, Jesus.
     You are my special friend!

Give the world a brand new start,
     Where we can all be friends,
Joining hands around the earth
     In love that never ends.
Finally, Baby Jesus,
     We pray that we may be
Mirrors of your shining love
     For all the world to see!

Little Baby Jesus,
     Sleeping on the hay,
Please listen, Baby Jesus,
     To what I have to say.
I know you are God’s precious Son
     Whose love will never end.
Happy Birthday, Jesus.
     You are my special friend!
Little Baby Jesus,
     Sleeping on the hay,
Please listen, Baby Jesus,
     To what I have to say.
I know you are God’s precious Son
     Whose love will never end.
Happy Birthday, Jesus.
     You are my special friend!

Text by Mary Lou Andes, MSC, sung by Father William Kelly, from Santa’s Prayer, Pauline Books & Media, text copyright © 2008 Mary Lou Andes, MSC. Illustration copyright © 2008, Daughters of Saint Paul. Used by permission.

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