197. Joy To the World

1 Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n, and heav'n and nature sing.

2 Joy to the world! the Savior reigns;
Let us, our songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains;
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

3 He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love.

Text Information
First Line: Joy to the world! the Lord is come
Title: Joy To the World
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: CM
Scripture: Luke 1:33; Psalm 98
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Ascension and Reign; Jesus Christ: His Glory and Power
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: George F. Handel, 1685-1759
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: T. Hawkes' Collection of Tunes, 1833

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