Joy Has Dawned

Written by: Keith Getty, Stuart Townend

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Verse 1:
D       Em      D/F♯ G  A
Joy has dawned upon the world, 
Bm       Em7   D/A  A
Promised from creation: 
D        Em     D/F♯ G A
God's salvation now unfurled, 
Bm       G     A  D
Hope for every nation.
D/F♯     G  D/F♯   Em7   A
Not with fanfares  from above, 
Bm       Em7      D/A  A
Not with scenes of glory, 
D     Em    D/F♯   G   A
But a humble gift of  love:
Bm7   Em7     A D
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.

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


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