Clay Aiken – I Wish You Joy!

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In 1948, what song was released by Spike Jones and the City Slickers:
Jingle Bells
White Christmas
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

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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 felt 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 59 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:    45

Number One Songs:    31

Albums Sold:   Over 18 million

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 SueReu – Thank you!!

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Comments

  1. I remember Clay singing this beautiful song as he left the auditorium on his last tour. Thanks SueRue and CANN for sharing it.

  2. LOVE this montage!!! Thanks SueRue!!! I am missing Clay singing Christmas songs, so this was sure a pick me up today! As always Musicfan, thank you!!!

  3. OH…this was so beautiful. Clay sounds so good and looks good too.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful blog. It was so beautiful, I cried. Then I watched again!

  4. I love this song and I love the way Clay sat down and made the audience feel so close to him. Many thanks for putting this up. It is so beautiful

  5. It was a hard day at work today so it was so calming to see this wonderful performance. Clay is so talented and the song was beautiful.

    Thank you for this perfect blog..

  6. Bawling my eyes out!! Loved how he ended that concert. Saw it in CT and Boston.
    Missing Christmas Clay this year. But, so happy for those who will see him in Arizona.
    Be sure to show him the love!!

  7. This performance is amazing and so touching. I wish everyone could see and hear this performance.
    Thank you for posting this. I really am sad that Clay is not on tour this Christmas season. He is such a talent!

  8. Beautiful song….I got to hear him sing this song on his last Christmas concert in beaver Creek Colorado .

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