Baby on the Doorstep The night was cold and stormy, the driven snow lay deep A woman crept in silence along an empty street And from the robe she carried, a baby's cry there came 'Twas "Hush" the woman whispered, "Dear child without a name" She took the baby from her where it was safe and warm And left it on a doorstep alone out in the storm All night the snow kept fallin', the baby seemed to cry "Oh, mama, why'd you leave me out here in the cold to die?" But Mother could not hear her for she had gone away Alone in shame to suffer a sin with grief to pay The baby cried no longer, the snow kept comin' down And soon the little bundle was just a white snow mound Next morn the door was opened and on the steps they found The baby's lifeless body beneath the little mound And when they looked upon her, her face so sweet and fair Her lips just seemed to ask them "Why did nobody care?" Baby on the doorstep, lonely little one Whose little heart keeps cryin' "Mama, where've you gone?" No one there to love you, no one to keep you warm Baby on the doorstep, dyin' in the storm GG APR99
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