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This song is part of the larger "Because He First Loved Us" Easter cantata. It is a duet for Mary and Joseph to sing about the birth of the Christ child.

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Lyrics: This baby in my arms was sent from heav'n today <br/>Tiny hands so tender and small, my heart more full than words can say <br/>A perfect child here for me to care, to nurture and to love <br/>His precious life has begun, a call I plead to be worthy of <br/>But for now I hold you, my tiny Son <br/>My child so dear, my Infant One <br/> <br/>He was sent to us, born beneath the light <br/>Of a new star here in Bethlehem <br/>We will hold Him close by the lantern's glow <br/>In the stable here in Bethlehem <br/> <br/>This baby in my arms, a sacred holy Child <br/>So helpless and so new, His face so meek and mild <br/>My calloused hands, so rough and worn, will teach Him all they know <br/>But I know that it will be me who will learn and who will grow <br/>But for now I hold you, my tiny Son <br/>My child so dear, my Infant One <br/> <br/>There are so many things that He was sent here to do <br/>I can hardly understand all that He will pass through <br/> <br/>Only a manger for a bed is all I have to give <br/>But I'll work and do all that I can to have a home where we can live <br/>I look into His loving eyes and feel the softness of His skin <br/>He is the infant Prince of Peace, all good is because of Him <br/>But for now I hold you, my tiny Son <br/>My child so dear, my Infant One
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