Joy to the World

© 2014 by Maria and Christopher Clymer Kurtz

Solemn stillness, weary streets strain to grasp the sound.
In the quiet breathes a peace over dark and thorny ground.
Rocks and plains repeat the echo, splendor floods the starlit morn.
We are wonders, blessed wonders; singing "Joy to the World."

We are kings, we are drummers, we are shepherds in the night.
We are mortals, we are bearers, searching for a perfect light.
Hurry, hurry! Glory, glory! Bring the gold and bitter myrrh
Of our anthems: Hallelujah! Singing “Joy to the World.”

Crushing fears met with gladness, sorrow's ancient curse is torn.
Hear the music, fling your load down, and unbend your tired form.
These bright hours circle 'round us, gentle wings unfurled.
Swift and sweetly, down the roadside, singing “Joy to the World.”

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, “Joy to the World.”
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, singing “Joy to the World.”

These bright hours circle 'round us, gentle wings unfurled.
We are wonders, blessed wonders; singing "Joy to the World."

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, “Joy to the World.”
Swift and sweetly, down the roadside, singing “Joy to the World.”