Third Sunday of Advent: Joy



This week’s theme is joy at Christ’s first and second coming. Our church choir has sung this beautiful new Christmas song this season. I love it because it tells the complete gospel and is so packed with truth.

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

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

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 Saviour, what a Friend
What a glorious mystery
Once a babe in Bethlehem
Now the Lord of history

Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
Copyright © 2004 Thankyou Music


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