No one seemed to notice the man beside the road He was just a ragged soldier out there in the cold But he seemed to have a purpose only known to him As he walked along the streets that night through the town of Bethlehem.
In his head he held a memory of all the wars he'd known In his hand he clutched a medal for the bravery he'd shown And the weight of every battle he carried in his heart But his eyes were clear and searching for a manger in the dark.
[Chorus] Some are born to greatness, some are born to fall Some are bound to be forgotten like they never lived at all But we're all born to know Him and stand before His light Like the soldier who found his king tonight.
He had marched for politicians, served under their command And he fought for all the causes that he did not understand But it was something deep inside him now that led him on his way With a single star to guide him to were the baby lay.
He stood before the Son of God, come to pay our debt He smiled up at the soldier that the world would soon forget So he held out his medal and said this for you I bring There he swore allegiance to the newborn baby King.