A34. Joy to the world! the Lord is come

1 Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing.

2 Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains,
Repeat the sounding joy.

3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found.

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


Text Information
First Line: Joy to the world! the Lord is come
Author: Isaac Watts (1719)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major
Source: T. Hawkes' Collection of Tunes, 1833.

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