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The Joy Of Life

By Elton Smith, Steve Israel and Larry Holder

CCLI Number: 5913747

We went back to the roots of this site in the music for this song, and chose a bossa nova style. Steve and I worked together to write the music and all 3 of us contributed to the lyrics. Steve made the recording with help from Larry on the strings. - Elton, 23 January 2011

Steve Israel Songs

Larry Holder Music

Recording by Steve Israel

(Verse 1)
I have seen your grace and mercy
As I've followed You, my Lord
You have kept Your ev'ry promise
As the days flow onward
There is no comparing to
The peace that dwells within my soul
Yet there is a truth I've come to know

All the joy of life has only just begun
It renews with ev'ry rising of the sun
In the journey I walk each day
You've got a plan, You lead the way
The joy of life has only just begun

(Verse 2)
When the glory of a sunset
Fills my eyes at end of day
Red and orange fade to purple
As the moon arises
Though dark clouds may fill the night
And comforts of the day are gone
Joy'll rise up with a brighter dawn!

(Repeat Chorus2 times)
All the joy of life has only just begun
It renews with ev'ry rising of the sun
In the journey I walk each day
You've got a plan, You lead the way
The joy of life has only just begun

And still the very best is yet to come!

Copyright © 2010 Elton Smith, Steve Israel and Larry Holder

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It is a very wonderful son(Y.It always kind of refreshes my heartI always here this when I am worried
tanya robins
I love you so much ..you help me when i need you .but when if you need me in your house i cant even go ;(
thank you god for letting me now how important you are.. the times of trouble . you are the only one we have we love you so much and we are very sorry for letting you suffer the things we should be the one to suffer
thank you so much for helping me sleep ..
thank you for being there when we need you..
thank you so much my dear God . I love you
-- dan
dan (dashley_dan_AT_yahoo_DOT_com)
Truly the joy of life has just begun in my life. I love this song. Thanks and God bless.
I like this song very much. It refreshes my soul and set a hope for life with Christ in the near future. Amen.
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wow simply sweet words are lurking
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I praise the LORD so much becaus of this wonderful song..
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I love your songs of praise.. Blessed be to God.. (grc62912_AT_hotmail_DOT_com)

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