JOY HAS DAWNED
Scripture: Luke 2:10
Time Signature: 4/4
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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, 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.