Original Song – “Sing Songs Of Joy”

Sing Songs Of Joy was the second song that I wrote, just after Glory To God.  With this song I changed direction from the triumphal and heavenly Glory To God, to a more traditional Christmas carol.  With Sing Songs Of Joy,  I imagine a group of people out caroling in a neighborhood, all gathered around someone’s front porch.  Add a few snowflakes for effect and a snowman in the background with a carrot for a nose, and Christmas lights and decorations on the house – and I think you can visualize what I have in mind.  The song focuses on Joy, Praise, Peace, Love, Hope and Thanks – all centered on God and His Son Jesus Christ.  So grab a cup of hot chocolate brimming with marshmallows, roast some chestnuts over a fire and enjoy a glass of eggnog – and imagine this caroling group beginning the song with, “Sing songs of joy for all mankind to hear…”

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I recorded my original song “Sing Songs Of Joy” on Set 13 in 1997, and it’s the second song I wrote just after praying for the gift of songwriting. This is a Christmas song that reminds us of all the things in our lives that we have to be joyful for at both Christmas and throughout the year ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Sing Songs of Joy" - Christmas 1990, Collected Works Volume VII, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Sing Songs Of Joy

“Christmas 1990” – Collected Works Volume VII, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Intro:

C,   Am,   F,   G         C,   Am,   F,   Dm,   G

Verse One:

C                  Dm              Em         F

Sing songs of joy for all mankind to hear

C                  Dm                Em         F

Sing songs of praise for our Savior is here

C       Dm       G

Jesus Christ is born

C               Dm       G

Our Savior Christ is born

Am,   Dm,   G,   F,   C,   F,   G

Verse Two:

C                  Dm              Em          F

Sing songs of peace for all people to hear

C                  Dm             Em                  F

Sing songs of love for the world need not fear

C       Dm       G

Jesus Christ is King

C             Dm      G

Christ our Lord is King

Am,   Dm,   G,   F,   C,   F,   G

Verse Three:

C                    Dm              Em        F

Sings songs of hope for the world to hear

C                  Dm                 Em         F

Sing songs of thanks for our Savior is here

C                Dm    G

Give thanks to our Lord

C               Dm    G

Sing praise to our Lord

Am,   Dm,   G,   F,   C,   F,   G

Verse Four:

C               Dm            Em             F

Praise unto God for the Light of our lives

C               Dm     Em               F

Angels sing of our Lord from on high

C       Dm       G

Jesus Christ is born

C               Dm       G

Our Savior Christ is born

C,   Am,   F,   G         C,   Am,   F,   Dm,   G

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