Chris and Stef

Joy Sounds

Make a joyful sound

in the hall of your own being

Make a joyful sound!

The song is sung, Hey la hey la

Freely as birdsong

Winging freely as birdsong

Warming as the sun melting snow

Flowing into the pools,

spawning life and love song;

Singing, rising

borne of purity

Filled with sacred moments

beyond time, tones sublime,

beauty, meaning, always sounding

Ethereal, meaningful

Ecstacy always sounding.

Make a joyful sound in the hall of your own being

and give it to the nations that cry for peace

And give it to the heart that would yearn for life

Springing into light,

Flowing in the song

Love and life and beauty and joy, Joy!

Dedicated to the memory of my sister Stefanie Dedrick Smythe

Words and music by Christopher Dedrick

c Copyright Lamplighter Music Publishing Co.

Performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Canadian Brass