A Gift For All

By Elton Smith and Larry Holder

CCLI Number: 2443296

Just in time for Christmas 1997. I wrote the music and Larry wrote the lyrics. Merry Christmas everyone! Visit Larry's popular web site for more original music. - Elton December 22, 1997

In December 2010, Jami sent a wonderful instrumental version of our song you can use as an accompaniment track. Be sure and hear his Christmas song about Orison The Polar Bear.

Larry Holder Music

New Christmas Music

Accompaniment Track by Jami


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(Verse 1)
See the people as they rush all around;
Every store in the town
selling toys to go under the tree.
Every corner has a red-suited man
with a bell in his hand,
And the sights are something to see...

But beneath all the noise,
they can find the true meaning of Christmas:
Jesus came to the earth, a gift from heaven above.
Far beyond all the toys,
they can find the true meaning of Christmas:
Jesus came to the earth, with forgiveness and love.
As a gift for all!

(Verse 2)
See the families as they all gather near,
Full of holiday cheer,
as the lights flash bright red and green.
Turkey, dressing, and some fresh apple pie
put a gleam in your eye,
It's more fun than you've ever seen...

But beneath all the noise,
we can find the true meaning of Christmas:
Jesus came to the earth, a gift from heaven above.
Far beyond all the toys,
we can find the true meaning of Christmas:
Jesus came to the earth, with forgiveness and love.
As a gift for all!

(Instrumental Chorus)
Come, let me tell you of the One
From heaven above
Came as a humble child to Bethlehem;
Thanks be unto Him!
Tell of the One
From heaven above
Came to show Truth and Love in every way,
Turn our darkness into Day;
That's what Christmas truly means to me!

Copyright © 1997 by Elton Smith and Larry Holder

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LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST Thee GOD of abraham isaac jacob is thee RIGHTEOUS way Amen
Thank you, for these words.
dj marvin (marvilobo_AT_gmail_DOT_com)
speaking wit God would be like tis.
I would really like to hear this song with the lyrics being sung. I cannot find this song anywhere else!
I would like to purchase this song to use in a Children's Christmas program I wrote. It is entitled, "Christmas Unwrapped" and this song fits perfectly. How do I go about purchasing it? Thank you. robyn
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jayasree (jayasrtee_DOT_amarlapudi8)
Love to listen to it. Jezzy and lively.Move me on to have second thought about serving the Lord Jesus actively the gift He has given to me.Encouraged by this song even I am in a small town in Malaysia. God bless you.
sam tuck chun (chun_ipohmali_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)

The words to this are very true. Good tempo and will keep listening to this even after Christmas is over.
very good...have a good scenery of chritmas...go ahead!God bless!merry chritmas to all!
Dolores (moiking60_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)
I love this song. My children performed it in their school play and I fell in love with it.
i alraedy know this song but this is the the one of my favourite SONGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ralph (yasminralph_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
hi poh mozta poh kau ?
alex (alexanderbenavente_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
Lively and entertaining, full of the hustle and bustle associated with the Christmas season.
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Jeremy Nazareth (jeremynazareth_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)
Wish I can listen to this song.
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this song really does bring out the true meaning of christmas
bethan (bethandavies_DOT_2_AT_btinternet_DOT_com)
i really liked it.i would love to have it in my e-mail:}
renja (renja_raul97_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
Merry Christmas to the whole world
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Mike (michaelvitales_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
I love this song very much ~ can u send it to my e-mail
eiffel (eiffel_goh_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)
can you give the all about crismass song to my amail
lion (andrometjay_AT_rocketmail_DOT_com)
kindly transfer in song not in lyrics only! thank you!! mery chrismas!
salmer sison (r21_456_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
hi i'm 11 and i love this song
I love this song.
Regna (regdai_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
An excellent song, I would like to build a drama around it.

John Alexander
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very good
doh dval (moegnan_AT_yahoo_DOT_fr)
Hi Larry, I've been tuning your mom's piano for years. She's shared some of your songs with me and I've shown her some of mine. Thanks for your music and your love for the Lord. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Let me know if you want to hear some of my Christmas songs.
Gary Bruce (gary_AT_brucemusical_DOT_com)
peppy and energising
balasubramanian.G (balasubramanian_g_AT_rediffmail_DOT_com)
Gold bless everyone! Merry Christmas!
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sara (sarafernandes23_AT__DOT_iol_DOT_pt)
What an amazing message! So many call this holiday X-mas, taking Christ out of Christmas, but the whole reason for the season is CHRIST! Without Christ, no one would be given the gift of life after death. Since Jesus came to earth, he died for our sins. No sinner deserves heaven. Jesus, who never sinned, came to earth. He was spit on, mocked, and hanged to a cross so we could have a way to get to heaven. Jesus made a way for me through his shed blood and resurrection from the dead.
The Bible says that anyone, no matter how vile, can receive His salvation. It also says that everyone, no matter how good, needs salvation. Knowing this, I told God I was sorry for my sins. I understood that Jesus was the only way for me to get to heaven. I asked Jesus to come into my heart. He did. I'm saved, and I know for sure I will be in heaven when I close my eyes in death.
Without Christ, there is no Christmas.
He is the true reason for Christmas.
Thank you for this song. I have a bunch of home shchooled kids who sing it along with other songs for assisted living facilities residents.
Barry Dean (barrydean_AT_charter_DOT_net)
Lovely! I'm always looking for fresh new songs for Christmas. Although the old ones are lovely too, it gets a bit boring listening to the same old songs every year. Thank you
The songs are very nice to hear...

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