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Album Review

In the fall of 2002, California native Joy Williams released her sophomore project, By Surprise. The pop release builds on her debut project, offering both upbeat and reflective tracks. Songs include "I Wonder," "Surrender," and "Everyday."

Customer Reviews


Every song on this album Joy delivers with a sweet, pure voice. I found that each song had lyrics that could relate to my own journey! You can't go wrong with any of them; however, I would reccomend "Surrender" over the others.

This Is Great Music!

This is great music! Not too slow and quiet but not too fast and loud. A nice change from a lot of the music that is out there today.


The last song is the best! The Love of the Lord Endures is incredible. Gave me goose bumps. I've listened to it over and over and it doesn't get stale.


Born: November 14, 1982 in Mount Hermon, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Joy Elizabeth Williams initially planned on a career in journalism or family therapy. Instead, the California resident signed with Reunion Records at the age of 17 and released her debut project in 2001. Mixing elements of contemporary Christian music into an intimate form of pop music, she enjoyed a successful CCM career during the early 2000s, earning multiple nominations at the Dove Awards and selling over 250,000 copies of her first three albums. Williams eventually expanded beyond the sacred...
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