Joy To The World

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1 Joy to the world! sound forth
From land to land the story;
Th’incarnate God is come!
The Babe enshrined in glory.

To us a child is born,
To us a son is giv’n,
’Tis Jesus, Prince of Peace!
A pledge of love from Heav’n.

2 All wrapped in swaddling clothes
The tender Infant sleeping,
His cradle angels guard,
Their holy vigils keeping. [Refrain]

3 The heavn’ly host proclaim,
In joyful chorus singing,
God’s covenant of peace,
To man salvation bringing. [Refrain]

4 Glory to God on high,
His Son belovèd sending,
The world to reconcile,
Justice and mercy blending. [Refrain]

5 Praise Him, ye nations all,
The word of life believing,
With reverential love,
The priceless boon receiving. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10917

Author: Thomas Holme

Holme, Thomas, brother of the above, was born Aug. 8, 1793, and educated at Appleby Grammar School. Taking Holy Orders in 1817, he was for twenty years Head Master of Kirby Bavensworth Grammar School. Subsequently he was Vicar of East Cowton, Yorkshire, where he died Jan. 20, 1872. From Hymns & Sacred Poetry, 1861 (the joint work of himself and his brother1 James), the following hymns are taken:— 1. Behold the lilies of the field, How gracefully, &c. Flower Service. 2. Lord, in mine agony of pain. Resignation. 3. The Christian's path shines more and more. Growth in Holiness. This hymn previously appeared in a local collection about 1850. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology  Go to person page >

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First Line: Joy to the world! sound forth
Title: Joy To The World
Author: Thomas Holme
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poetry (Christian Book Society, 1861)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Also known as: WAS FRAG ICH NACH DER WELT O GOTT DU FROMMER GOTT Composed by Ahasuerus Fritsch (b. Mücheln on the Geissel, near Merseburg, Germany, 1629; d. Rudolstadt, Germany, 1701), DARMSTADT first appeared in his Himmels-Lust und Welt-Unlust (1679). The melody was altered when it was published…

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