Joy Has Dawned is a collection of timeless Christmas songs newly arranged by Kings Kaleidoscope. Get your copy today over on iTunes or Bandcamp.

From opening with a heartfelt cry for Jesus in “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus,” to welcoming his birth with “O Holy Night,” and celebrating his coming with “Joy Has Dawned,” you will be led to worship him with “O Come All Ye Faithful” and reminded that our lives are a mist and to be lived for God alone with “All Glory Be to Christ.”


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