A Cowboy's Christmas Prayer
I aint much good at prayin, and you may not know me Lord-
I ain't much seen in churches where they preach Thy Holy Word.
But You may have observed me out here on the lonely plains,
A lookin' after cattle, feelin' thankful when it rains,
Admirin' Thy great handiwork, the miracle of grass,
Aware of Thy kind spirit in the way it comes to pass.
That hired men on horseback and the livestock that we tend
Can look up at the stars at night and know we've got a friend.
So here's of Christmas comin' on, remindin' us again
Of Him whose coming brought good will into the hearts of men.
A cowboy ain't no preacher, Lord, but if You'll hear my prayer,
I'll ask as good as we have got for all men everywhere.
Don't let no hearts be bitter, Lord; dont let no child be cold.
Make easy beds for them that's sick, and them that's weak and old.
Let kindness bless the trail we ride, no matter what we're after,
And sorter keep us on Your side, in tears as well as laughter.
I've seen old cows a-starvin', and it ain't no happy sight.
Please dont leave no one hungy, Lord, on Thy good Christmas night-
No man, no child, no woman, and no critter on four feet-
I'm aim to do my best to help you find 'em chuck to eat.
I'm just a sinful cowboy, Lord, -aint got no buisness prayin'-
But still I hope You'll ketch a word or two of what i'm sayin;
We speak of Merry Christmas, Lord- I reckon You'll agree
There aint no Merry Christmas for nobody that aint free.
So one thing more I'll ask of You, Lord: just help us what You can
To save some seeds of freedom for the furute sons of man!
I wish you all a blessed and Merry Christmas. Enjoy your family and friends, be greatful for everything that the Lord has bestowed upon you, and drive safely this holiday season. I wish you all the very best