They Called Him Laughter by Carcass
They Called Him Laughter (by Michael Card)
A barren land and a barren wife,
Made Abraham laugh at his wandering life.
A cruel joke it seemed then to call him the father of nations.
A heavenly prank, a celesti
Cause gray hair and babies leave no room for hope.
But hoping was something this hopeless old man learned to do.
Chorus: They called him laughter, for he came after,
The Father had made an impossible promise come true.
The birth of a baby to
a hopeless old lady,
So they called him laughter, cause no other name would do.
A cry in the darkness and laughter at night,
An elderly couple sit holding him tight.
An improbable infant, a punchline, a promise come true.
They laughed 'til they wept
, then they laughed at their tears.
This miracle baby they'd wanted for years,
Would make a Messiah who'd give us impossible joy.