December 17th – There’s Still My Joy

Song: There’s Still My Joy
Album: Holly Happy Days
Performer: Indigo Girls
Writer: Beth Nielsen Chapman / Melissa Manchester / Matt Rollings
Year: 2010

This is another song which helped to transport me to the sacred magic and origin of Christmas. It’s an original and modern song which is almost hymn-like. The verses seem to come from a narrator who has lost hope. In the chorus, hope is found in the fact that it only takes something or someone small to help maintain a sense of joy – even in hardship.

One tiny child can change the world
One shining light can show the way
For all my tears, for what I’ve lost
There’s still my joy
There’s still my joy
For Christmas day