154. Joy to the World

1 Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
let earth receive the 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 Saviour reigns:
let us glad 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 wrongs and sorrows grow,
nor thorns infest the ground;
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as our sin is found,
far as our sin is found,
far as, far as our sin 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,
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: 1998
Meter: CM with repeat
Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 96; Isaiah 9:1-7; Isaiah 35:1-10; Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 66:10-14; Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:26-38
Topic: Christmas; Reign of Christ; Epiphany
Tune Information
Name: ANTIOCH
Adapter: George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Harmonizer: Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Composer: William Holford (1835)
Meter: CM with repeat
Source: Voce de Melodia, 1835



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