59. Joy to the World

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,
and heaven and nature sing,
and heaven, and heaven and nature sing.

2 Joy to the world! the Savior reigns:
let all their songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
repeat, 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,
far as the curse is found,
far as, far as the curse is found.

4 He rules the earth 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 (1719, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 6 8 6 with Repeat
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Christmas; Jesus Christ: Birth and Infancy (23 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ANTIOCH
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1836)
Composer (attributed to): George Frideric Handel (1742)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 with Repeat
Key: D Major



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