Published in Never Alone, June 1990.

NOT ONLY TO BE A BABE.

Not only to be a babe, Christ came,
In Mary's arms to lie;
Christ came on earth to live as man;
Christ came on earth to die.

Not only to be a child, Christ came,
To play .... to laugh .... or cry;
Christ came to grow Into manhood,
Christ came to earth to die.

Not only to be a righteous man
Who taught us how to live,
Christ came on earth as Saviour,
Christ came His life to give.

Not only did Christ come to die,
In loneliness and pain,
Christ came on earth to conquer death,
Christ died, to rise again.

Not only did Christ come to die
And rise to reign on high,
Christ came to pay the price of sin,
So you need never die.

Not only to be a babe, Christ came,
In Mary's arms to lie;
Upon the cross He took your place,
For you He came to die.