"I Celebrate the Day" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey
If only I could find the words to say to let You know how much You've touched my life
Because here is where You're finding me, in the exact same place as New Year's eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We're less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And so this Christmas I'll compare the things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That You have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

Lyrics submitted by wisewhiz

"I Celebrate the Day" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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    General CommentThis song is awesome. It's a good reminder of what Christmas is truly about.
    amishmanon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song is the best song on Relient K's Cd "Deck the halls and bruise your hand" I agree with amishman that it is a great reminder of what Christmas is really about.
    CH2241on December 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti luv this song its my 2nd fav song on this album
    ccghoston December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAbso-freaking-lutely gorgeous. When people talk about RK's best Christian lyrics, they rarely mention this, and it surprises me. This is truly great.
    inconsistentmeon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGorgeous. You are very right. So powerful and true. It makes me re-think why we do all the things we do around the hollidays. It's more than getting, or even giving; it's what has already been given to us.
    "And I,
    I celebrate the day
    That You were born to die
    So I could one day
    Pray for you to save my life
    Pray for you to save my life
    Pray for you to save my life "
    euphoria_277on December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its kind of funny that Christmas is in fact based on a pagan holiday and not the birth of Jesus. Our traditions are so messed up.
    KoanTaoon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKoanTao, the church might have taken aspects from a Pagan holiday's for Christmas so it was easier for the Pagan people to adapt to Christianity, but that doesn't have anything to do with the songmeaning here, it's a great song, about the true meaning of Christmas (or i guess the birth of Christ if u're going to get specific since as you already pointed out, most likely Christ was born in the summer and we just adapted Christmas to a Pagan holiday)
    SwimAndy013on June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEvery one should keep in mind (Chist)mas is not just that one day a year, but its every day. I know the meaing of this song is to remind you of the true meaning of Christmas, but that meaning is not just Jesus giving His life, it's why He did that for us.
    clutteron August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is quite possibly the most beautiful (on SO MANY levels) song that Relient K has ever recorded. I would love to hear more stuff like this from the guys in the future. This is probably my favorite song ever!
    b_edwards1015on December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so great. I'd never considered the connection, you know, that His birth is also about His death.
    I love how Relient K is able to bring that alive.
    Nienna7on December 28, 2006   Link

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