Saturday, December 15, 2007

"Joy to the World"

Joy to the world, the Lord is 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 earth, 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.

Text: Isaac Watts
Tune: George Frideric Handel

Though I enjoy so many Christmas hymns and songs, this is one of my favorites. I have bought many different versions, arrangements etc. of this hymn. It truly is a joyful hymn causing us to ponder how awesome our God is and all He has done for us. True joy is ours because of Christ coming into the world to save us.

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