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Performer: Kathy Mattea Album: Good News From: Bo Frazer BoFrazer@cfl.rr.com Words and music: Allen Shamblin and Austin Cunningham WHAT A WONDERFUL BEGINNING Intro 1: C G D Em Oh, a man named John the Baptist C G D Had been heralding the news C G D Em About the coming of a Savior C G D G For both the Gentiles and the Jews. Intro 2: And it happened in Judea In the town of Bethlehem, With a bright star o'er the stable Was born the Son of Man. Verse 1: G Oh, the angels were rejoicing C G As the tiny baby cried, C G For the hope of man's salvation C D In a manger had arrived. G Meek as a lowly shepherd, C G But the mightiest of kings, C G C He gives peace and life eternal G D G To whosoever calls His name. Chorus: G D C G Oh, Emmanuel, C G Em D The Father's precious Son, G D C G Who forgives our sins and washes clean C D G The hearts of everyone. Verse 2: What a wonderful beginning To the greatest story ever told; His birth still rings with promise As true as in days of old. So let us sing His praises And let us open up our hearts And receive His timeless message That gives us all a brand new start. Chorus Intro 1Home