It was 20 years ago today that Christian music lost one of its greatest poets and prophets, Rich Mullins. For those that knew him, he often served as a “voice in the wilderness” calling us all to a greater love, a deeper compassion, and an absolute commitment to our awesome God.
With Mullins’ influence impacting an immeasurable amount of artists and songwriters, a few of those very people – Mac Powell, Matt Maher and Ellie Holcomb – gathered to record one of his never-released songs titled “The Joy Of Jesus,” a simple blessing conferring on us the grace, love and joy of Jesus.
Produced by Jonathan Smith (Zach Williams, Tenth Avenue North), the song concludes with a portion of Mullins’ vocal recording, which was found by his long-time publisher, Randy Cox.
A lyric video was also created for the song, which can be viewed below.