Friday, December 11, 2015

My Christmas Carol for Today - Joy to the World

My Christmas Carol for today is Joy to the World! This song is certainly one of the most well known Christmas songs, so I wanted to include it in my Christmas caroling, but I also wanted to share a fun and new "take" on this song from Go Fish Guys! Look at the lyrics -

And Heaven, and Heaven and nature sing
J to the O to the Y
I have the J to the O to the Y
J to the O to the Y
I have the J to the O to the Y
I've got the Joy; I've got the Joy
I've got the J to the O to the Y
I've got the J to the O to the Y

I've got the Joy to the World the Lord is come 
Let Earth receive her King!
Let every heart, prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and Heaven and nature sing!

I've got the J to the O to the Y
I've got the J to the O to the Y
I've got the J to the O to the Y
I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!

Joy to the world the Savior reigns,
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy!

I've got the J to the O to the Y
I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!

Do you wonder why we celebrate each year?
Everybody thinks about the baby boy
Some of us are happier because we know
That this little bitty child came to save us
And that's why we have this joy!

I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!
I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!
I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!
I've got the J to the O to the Y,  I've got the joy!

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love!

I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!
I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!
I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!
I've got the J to the O to the Y, I've got the joy!

I love the way Go Fish took this classic old song and made it new and fun - and shared the message of why we can have joy this Christmas and all year long!  You can hear this song at the following link.

Share this video/song with your grandchildren and talk about why we celebrate . . . as the song says; "Do you wonder why we celebrate each year? Everybody thinks about the baby boy. Some of us are happier because we know. That this little bitty child came to save us. And that's why we have this joy!" This is the truth, and in a time of year when we should be focused on this truth, it is all too easy to be distracted by all the "glitz" and "gifts". So, refocus yourself, if necessary, and then help your grandchildren focus on the real reason we celebrate . . . and the amazing joy Jesus brings!

Won't you join me in sharing this joy by "caroling" your friends and family and sharing this post? 

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