Joy To The World

Isaac Watts is the author of the incredibly well known hymn “Joy to the World.”  Drew quoted the third verse of this hymn for us on Sunday morning.  The words are based on Psalm 98 and were first published in a collection of Watts’ hymns with the catchy title; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship.  Watts is considered, along with Charles Wesley, John Newton and William Cowper, one of the greatest English hymn writers of all time.

Joy To The World

Joy to the world! the Lord has 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 Earth! the Saviour 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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About Dan Montgomery

OUR PURPOSE - to reflect God’s infinite worth by trusting Christ to be our greatest gain. OUR PASSION - to fight for our faith and the faith of our neighbor.
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