Christmas Where You Are

Album: A Joyful Christmas (2017)
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  • There are stockings full and waiting
    From sea to shining sea
    Jingle bells a-ringing
    In keys of liberty
    Children celebrating
    Santa and his sleigh
    Of reindeer who found their way again
    Across the home, home of the brave
    Tis the 25th day of December
    In a season best to remember
    That blessings and bows and mistletoes
    Are not without tolls, guardian souls
    A soldier has a soldier's duty
    That takes no holiday
    So because you're far from home this winter
    There's one thing I'd like to say

    Thank you for the gift of freedom
    That lights these holy stars
    Thank you for each and every Christmas tree
    Across this sacred land of ours
    May angels fly beside you
    May Heaven steel your hearts
    May God remind you in his grace
    Though tonight I cannot touch your face
    It doesn't matter if you're near or far
    It's Christmas where you are

    Your chair is empty at the table
    Still I take your hand
    As we pray for peace in this small world
    On our knees we stand
    Of this body of this nation
    You are the heart and spine
    So to each great generation
    Of heroes down the line

    Thank you for the gift of freedom
    That lights these holy stars
    Thank you for each and every Christmas tree
    Across this sacred land of ours
    May angels fly beside you
    May Heaven steel your hearts
    May God remind you in his grace
    Though tonight I cannot touch your face
    It doesn't matter if you're near or far
    It's Christmas where you are

    Everyday is memorial day
    Every day the 4th of July
    Let all religions celebrate
    The freedom that you provide
    For if we stand together
    We will never fall
    Merry Christmas to the one I love
    Merry Christmas to one and all

    Thank you for the gift of freedom
    That lights these holy stars
    Thank you for each and every Christmas tree
    Across this sacred land of ours
    May angels fly beside you
    May Heaven steel your hearts
    May God remind you in his grace
    Though tonight I cannot touch your face
    When home seems a hundred million miles away
    Just close your eyes and you will see his sleigh
    It's doesn't matter if you're near or far
    It's Christmas where you areWriter/s: James Merrill Brickman, John Ondrasik
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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