Clay Aiken – I Wish You Joy!

All Year Long

By Michael W. Smith and David Hamilton

This Christmas season
I wish you joy
The wonder
In every girl and boy
I wish you gladness
The warmth and cheer
Of good friends
And family
Gathered near

May children’s laughter
And falling snow
Rekindle sweet scenes
From long ago
May every carol
Each candle bright
Remind you why angels
Sang that night

If trouble finds you
This is my prayer
May peace
Come into your hearts
And make you strong
And I wish you love
The kind to last
All year long

This beautiful song was the encore that Clay Aiken sang each night on his Joyful Noise Tour in 2012.  He sings it quietly and whenever I heard him sing the song, I feel like we are sharing a prayer.


All Year Long was written by Michael W. Smith and David Hamilton.  Michael included it on his 3rd Christmas album titled, It’s A Wonderful Christmas.  It was released in October of 2007.   The entire album is filled with beautiful Christmas songs and was recorded with four choirs and a 65-piece orchestra.

The 57 year old Michael W. Smith is a songwriter, singer, author, guitarist, and keyboardist. He is one of the most popular artists in the contemporary Christian music world.

Throughout his career he has received many awards and has some interesting Statistics in the recording industry.

Grammy Awards:  3

Grammy Nominations:   13

Dove Awards:    40

Number One Songs:    28

Albums Sold:   17,210,000

Clay has sung many of Michael’s songs including All Is Well and Welcome To My World.

I am so glad that Clay added All Year Long to his song repertoire in 2012.

The following is a wonderful video by Wowzers4Clay – Thank you!!


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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – I Wish You Joy!

  1. Song still gives me chills! He walked right by me at one venue in FL and I thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Merry Christmas Clay and to each and evey one of you!

  2. We all know there is not a bad song that Clay sings. With Christmas songs he hits it out of the park. I too miss updates about what he is up to. We got spoiled by you Martha. Although we really still are.I read this every day. Thanks !!!

  3. Beautiful blog. You always make it look so nice.

    Thank you for sharing memories with us. It's gotta be hard to find a topic every day while Clay is taking private time. I certainly appreciate it

    Clay…we miss you. Please say hello soon even if you can't share anything but hello.

  4. I miss Clay too and wish that I had some news to report. I hope it won't be too long before Clay says "hello world, I am busy getting ready for…." Heck…I'd settle for just a "Hi"

  5. I loved that song when Clay sang it for the JNT12. It's beautiful, but bittersweet. It's the last song I heard him sing during a concert tour. Missing him this Christmas, but grateful that I've seen him live so many times,

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