Joy Has Dawned

Writer(s): Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

Theme(s): Christmas

Tempo: Medium

Ministry(s): ThankYou Music

Original Key(s): D#

Recommended Key(s): E

CCLI #: 4408246

Scripture Reference(s): Luke 2:7, John 1:1-3

Verse 1
Joy has dawned upon the world
Promised from creation
God's salvation now unfurled
Hope for every 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
Vulnerable 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 heaven
Given as a ransom
Reconciling God and man
Christ our mighty Champion!
What a Saviour what a Friend
What a glorious mystery
Once a babe in Bethlehem
Now the Lord of history