Joy to the World
Isaac Watts, Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, 1719
Music: England, c.1820's, including Thomas Hawkes' Collection of Tunes, England 1833
Joy to the world! the Lord has come:
Let earth receive her King.
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
And heav'n and nature sing,
and heav'n and nature sing,
And heav'n and heav'n and nature sing.
Joy to the world! the Savior reigns:
Let men their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills an plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
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, wonder of His love.
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