JOY HAS DAWNED

Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

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