"Joy to the World, the Lord is Come"
                        by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                 Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.71

        1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
        Let earth receive her King;
        Let every heart prepare Him room
        And heaven 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.

        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.

        4. He rules the world with truth and grace
        And makes the nations prove
        The glories of His righteousness
        And wonders of His love.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #87 Text: Luke 2:10; Ps. 98 Author: Isaac Watts, 1719 Composer: Georg F. Haendel, 1742 Tune: "Antioch"
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