I had the nicest Christmas List—
The longest one in town—
Til’ Daddy looked at it and said
“You’ll have to cut it down.”
I knew that what he said was true
Beyond the faintest doubt,
But I was amazed to hear him say,
“You’ve left your best friend out.”
And so I scanned my list again,
And said, “Oh, that’s not true!”
But Daddy said, “His name’s not there—
That friend that died for you.”
And then I clearly understood
‘Twas Jesus that he meant;
For Him who should come first of all
I hadn’t planned a cent.
I had made a lengthy Christmas list
And left the Savior out!
But, oh, it didn’t take me long
To change the list about.
And though I’ve rearranged some names
Of folks I like a lot;
My Lord must have the most—because—
His name is at the top.