B.J. Thomas

Precious Promise

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Oh what a precious promise
Oh what a gift of love
An angel tells a virgin that
She's gonna have a son

And though it's a precious promise
She wonders how this can be
What will the people say
And what if Joseph can't believe

And her questions and her fears
Are met with an overwhlming joy
That God has chosen her
Oh what a precious promise
Mary waits as Heaven comes to earth

Oh what a precious promise
Oh what a gift of love
Joseph makes his choice to do
What few men would have done

To make Mary his bride
When she's already carrying a child
That isn't his own
Oh what a precious promise
Mary and the child will have a home

And shepherds stand on a hillside
Their hearts racing with the news
The angels told them
A star's light
Fills up the dark sky
As the night of precious promise is unfolding

Oh what a precious promise
Oh what a gift of love
The waiting now is over and
The time has finally come

For the God who made this world
To roll back the curtain
And unveil His passion
For the heart of man
Oh what a precious promise
Lying in a manger in Bethlehem

Oh what a precious promise
Lying in a manger in Bethlehem