This song was originally part of Baytone Music's very first publication back
in 1985, a children's musical called “We Welcome You”
(no longer available). Someone is describing a dream in which they
find themselves in the stable in Bethlehem, but are surprised to encounter
Jesus there as a full-grown man. He challenges our notions about gift-giving
by telling the dreamer and later also the wisemen that, “when you give
a gift to the least of these, it's a birthday gift to me.” This gentle piece
is suitable for Christmas and Epiphany as well when stewardship, service, and
care for those forgetten by society is being emphasized.
This SAT arrangement includes piano accompaniment and chord
symbols in concert key of C major formatted for letter-size paper. Range of
the tenor part is from C below middle C to E above middle C. Also suitable as
a vocal solo.