Saturday, December 20, 2008

joy has dawned...

"Joy Has Dawned upon the World"
Words and Music by Keith Getty & Stuart

Joy has dawned upon the world,
Promised from creation—
God's salvation now unfurled,
Hope for ev'ry nation.
Not with fanfares from above,
Not with scenes of glory,
But a humble gift of love—
Jesus born of Mary.

Sounds of wonder fill the sky
With the songs of angels
As the mighty Prince of Life
Shelters in a stable.
Hands that set each star in place,
Shaped the earth in darkness,
Cling now to a mother's breast,
Vuln'rable and helpless.

Shepherds bow before the Lamb,
Gazing at the glory;
Gifts of men from distant lands
Prophesy the story.
Gold—a King is born today,
Incense—God is with us,
Myrrh—His death will make a way,
And by His blood He'll win us.

Son of Adam, Son of heaven,
Given as a ransom;
Reconciling God and man,
Christ, our mighty champion!
What a Savior! What a Friend!
What a glorious myst'ry!
Once a babe in Bethlehem,
Now the Lord of hist'ry.


Linda said...

Just wanted to tell you and Justin
again how BEAUTIFUL the music
"Joy Has Dawned" warmed our hearts
It was truly a Christmas worship
experience. Justin did an out-
standing job putting the program
together and sure glad we didn't
miss it. Your solo, "Orphans of
God" brought tears and not just to
me certainly. Glad to hear you sing that song as it's a favorite
and you did a great job. Guess it
was fine that I didn't know you
were singing and your piano accom-
panant for the ladies ensemble was
great. Justin has quite a side
kick to say the least. We're
so proud of you both. See you soon!

Rebecca said...

i am doing a GIVEAWAY- carnival style... come check it out :-)