#186

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” – John 1:14

Joy Has Dawned

Verse 1:
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.

Verse 2:
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.

Verse 3:
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.

Verse 4:
Son of Adam, Son of heav’n,
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.

 

Words and Music: Keith Getty (1974-  ) and Stuart Townend (1963-  )
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pianist: E. Zacek