There's a spot in the garden of childhood
That children and adults can share;
A place in the heart and the memory
For one's very own stuffed teddy bear.
Now, a little girl's doll will get broken
And a little boy's kites fly away,
But a soft, cuddly teddy's forever
When we've gotten too grown-up to play.
And a young lady's dream may be dampened
And a man see his plans go astray,
But a teddy bear kept from our childhood,
Through life's troubles will faithfully stay.
For whether it's kept in a bookcase
Or lying on top on one's bed,
A teddy bear waits for its owner
With eyes wide awake in its head.
And if all the world's children were given
The gift of a soft teddy bear,
We should see their glad faces
reflecting God's love and goodwill everywhere!