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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 of Clay singing this beautiful song!

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful video!!

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  1. A powerful performance of "All is Well" at the beginning of the concert, then a virtuous performance of "All Year Long" at the end! Thank you, CANN for the wonderful article and video!

  2. Oh…I loved this….Thank you so much Musicfan. It just reaches in and touches my soul. Love Clay and his beautiful voice.

  3. Love the words to that song! All is Well is another favorite of mine by Clay! Hope you all are enjoying Clay's concert tomorrow!

  4. This Clay concert was just wonderful. I think it was the last time he performed around the country. So sad those days are over.

  5. Truly like a prayer – so beautiful – Clay makes every song so very special! I missed this concert as I had tickets for Detroit and that show was canceled.

    We were so disappointed.

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