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138. Joy to the World

1 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 heav'n and nature sing.

2 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, repeat the sounding joy.

3 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, far as the curse 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, wonders of His love.

Text Information
First Line: Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Title: Joy to the World
Author: I. Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: C M with Repeat
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Scripture:
Topic: Nativity of our Lord; Jesus, Savior of Gentiles
Tune Information
Name: ANTIOCH
Composer: G. F. Handel, 1685-1759 (adapt.)
Meter: C M with Repeat
Key: D Major



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