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Q: Christmas Song ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Christmas Song
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: momma03-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 Nov 2003 13:27 PST
Expires: 20 Dec 2003 13:27 PST
Question ID: 278688
Who sings the Christmas song "The Gift"? It's about a little girl
named Maria who finds a bird along the roadside, and offers it as her
"unworthy" gift to the baby Jesus on Christmas eve.
Subject: Re: Christmas Song
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 20 Nov 2003 13:56 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi momma03!

The Gift is performed by Garth Brooks and was written by Stephanie Davis. 

Album: Beyond the Season
Performer: Garth Brooks
Written by Stephanie Davis

Source: The Gospel Music Archive

Planet Garth

The Gift is included in the CD ?Beyond the Season? by Garth Brooks at Amazon.

Here is a review from a music fan:

?I found Beyond the Season to be not only a great Christmas album, but
another great country CD by one of the greatest artists of our time.
My favorite song is "The Gift," bringing the true meaning of Christmas
to us through the example of charity from a poor, lost child. It
brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Only Garth Brooks can
affect people so deeply through music. If you don't have it, get

You may view the complete lyrics of ?The Gift? at

Here are a few short excerpts of the lyrics where you may verify that
this is the correct song.

The Gift by Garth Brooks

?A poor orphan girl named Maria 
Was walking to market one day 
She stopped for a rest by the roadside 
Where a bird with a broken wing lay 
A few moments passed till she saw it 
For it's feathers were covered with sand 
But soon clean and wrapped it was travelling 
In the warmth of Maria's small hand? 


?Now the Christmas Eve service was coming 
And the church shone with tinsel and light 
And all of the town folks brought presents 
To lay by the manager that night 
There were diamonds and incense and perfumes 
In packages fit for a king 
But for one ragged bird in a small cage 
Maria had nothing to bring 

She waited till just before midnight 
So no one would see her go in 
And crying she knelt by the manger 
For her gift was unworthy of Him?


Garth Brook Lyrics: The Gift

Search Criteria: 
Christmas song ?The Gift" Maria bird unworthy
A poor orphan girl named Maria 
The Gift by Garth Brooks

I hope you find this helpful! If anything is unclear please request
clarification and I'll be glad to offer further assistance before you
rate my answer.

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by momma03-ga on 21 Nov 2003 12:49 PST
Well, that's very thorough.....but the only version I've ever heard
(on the radio) is sung by a woman. Does a woman sing the song on Garth
Brooks' CD?
I'm actually looking for the female singer of the song, that I've
heard on the radio for a couple years now.


Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 21 Nov 2003 13:29 PST
Hello again momma03!

Since Stephanie Davis wrote the song ?The Gift? I went to her webpage.

Stephanie has 3 CDs  "Crocus in the Snow",  ?River of No Return"  and 
"I'm Pullin' Through"  

In her CD ?River of No Return? Stephanie sings the Gift

"River of No Return" 
?Stephanie sings and fiddles her way through a delightful collection 
of original and classic Western-flavored favorites.?

1. Give A Little Bit Back 

2. Salt River Valley 

3. The Gift 

4. Lone Star Swing 

5. Prairie Lullabye 

6. The Diamond-O 

7. Saturday Night at the Whitebird School 

8. River of No Return 

9. Big Sky Bounce 

10. Wolves

Here is a sample clip of The Gift performed by Stephanie Davis

You may order this CD here:

I hope this is the recording you had in mind!

If you need further clarification, please let me know.

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 21 Nov 2003 13:31 PST
You may purchase ?River of No Return? by Stephanie Davis at Amazon as well.
momma03-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent answer! Thank you very much.

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