How’s your joy to the world?

Joy to the WorldJOY TO THE WORLD
(A slightly different version, sung to the same melody)

Joy to the world,
the Lord has come
and now He lives in us!
When others watch the way we live,
are peace and joy the things they see?
Is Jesus seen in us?
Have we told them of His love;
of His mercy,
His marvelous grace,
His unfailing love?

Or is it . . .

Joy to myself,
myself alone.
You’re sad. Too bad. Not me.
I found the Lord a while ago.
That suits me fine; I need no more.
You’re on your own, my friend;
I’ll just pray that you get saved
‘cause I’m not good
at talkin’
‘bout this kind of thing.

How will they know
if we don’t care?
Don’t speak. Don’t love. Don’t share.
He came into the world for you,
but came for your lost neighbors too.
At Christmas time and more,
let us live the Word of the Lord,
and speak out
with the Truth of Christ
to all the world.

Joy to the world;
He lives in you.
Sing forth your song of Truth!
We have the joy this sad world needs!
We have His hope, we have His peace!
And they can have it too
if we’d speak forth words of Truth:
“Unto you
a Savior has been born!
He came to die for you!”

– Cheri Henderson


About Cheri Henderson

Cheri (Gale) Henderson, a resident of Waynesville, Ohio, acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of her life on April 11, 1983. She became a new creation that day, old things passed away and all things became new, and now she lives to bring Him glory. She loves to worship her Savior and she also longs for all men to be saved. Much of her poetry is a reflection of her new heart. She began writing "Lyrics for the Lord" ( the week after she dedicated her life to Christ, and is now a published writer in Billy Graham's "Decision" magazine, many other Christian magazines and periodicals around the world, and most recently, the book "Divine Stories of the Yahweh Sisterhood". Her prayer is that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, the words that flow from her pen will permeate the hearts of all who read them, and that lives will be changed forever for the glory of God! "Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit" (II Corinthians 2:17), therefore, you may use any of the poetry displayed herein freely and non-exclusively, for non-profit purposes only (and as long as the author credit remains intact), to perform, broadcast, display or print in complimentary newsletters, church bulletins or the like.
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