it’s almost Christmas Day

To me the song is about feeling lost and being found again due to God's grace.  I soooooo identify with that.  My first few years in Madison were very difficult for me.  This year I feel like I've been through the wringer again, too,  but I also feel like I've been showered with the grace of God.  So I would like to reprint these lyrics for anyone who has felt or feels lost.  If anyone knows who wrote the song, please tell me.  I want to shake the person's hand, and of course give credit where credit is due.