Sunday, December 25, 2011

Joy to the World



It's finally Christmas Day!  I decided to schedule this post, so by the time you get it I'll be sitting in church =)

Joy to the World is my all time favourite Christmas hymn {and it's fun to play on the piano}.  The words are perfect for what we are celebrating today.  The King has come!

Joy to the World was written by Isaac Watts around 1719.  It is based on Psalm 98.  Isaac Watts wrote Joy to the World to glorify Christ's second coming, not celebrating Christ's birth. 

Joy to the World

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.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

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.

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.

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