I had the nicest Christmas list,
The longest one in town,
Till Daddy looked at it & said,
"You'll have to cut it down."
I knew that what he said was true
Beyond the faintest doubt,
But 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 Who died for you."
And then I clearly understood,
'Twas Jesus Whom he meant;
For Him Who should come first of all
I hadn't planned a cent!
I'd made a Christmas birthday list,
And left my Saviour out!
But, oh, it didn't take me long
To change the list about.
And though I've had to drop some names
Of folks I like a lot,
My Lord must have the most--because
His Name is at the top!