I was just listening to Christmas music on my favorite internet radio station. They played a song that I had not heard for years and had completely forgotten about. I remember hearing it in college and thought that it’s words were moving. Now that I have lived a little longer, I can truly say that its words are beautiful and precious: Jesus definitely brings me thousands of joys, and I rejoice in Him today.
I found a video of a choir performing this song on You Tube. They are from a Berean Bible Baptist Church in the Philippines. I will add the lyrics below the video clip.
Standing here beside the manger, looking at this little Stranger,
Wondering if He’ll be like other boys?
Looking down across tomorrow, knowing there will be some sorrow,
I still know He’ll bring ten thousand joys! (chorus)
Ten thousand joys! Sweet Son of God You came to me!
And my heart sings because I know that You are mine!
In you I find ten thousand joys—enough to last through all the years,
And joy to shine through all my tears: Ten thousand joys!
When I am alone with Jesus, in the quiet where no one sees us,
Or when He is with me in life’s lows,
If I speak, I know He’ll hear me and to know that He is near me
Always bring to me ten thousand joys! (chorus)
I know He came from God to save us from our sins,
And that He came to set His people free.
But how was I to know when Jesus came into my life,
That God’s own Son had come to bring to me (chorus)