Nursery Rhymes

Joy to the World

Joy to the World Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of this beloved hymn begin with "Joy to the world, the Lord is come!" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The words and lyrics of this 'Joy to the World' hymn were written by the English author, Isaac Watts. The soaring music that accompanies the 'Joy to the World' Christmas Hymn were composed by George Frideric Handel. The author of the hymn, Isaac Watts, was born July 17, 1674 and died November 25, 1748. The composer of the music to the 'Joy to the World' hymn, George Frideric Handel, was born February 23, 1685 and died April 14, 1759. We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this jubilant Christmas carol.

Joy to the World Hymn
Title: Joy to the World *** Name of Composer: George Frideric Handel *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Isaac Watts *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the words of the 'Joy to the World' lyrics, Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674-November 25, 1748), was born in Southampton, England and achieved fame as a pastor and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of 'Joy to the World', George Frideric Handel (February 23, 1685-April 14, 1759), was born in Halle, Germany and became famous as a German baroque composer, world famous for his oratorios, operas, anthems, and organ concertos.

Joy to the World Lyrics

Joy to the world, the Lord is 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 world, 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.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Joy to the World
Author of Lyrics: Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674 to November 25, 1748)
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: George Frideric Handel (February 23, 1685 to April 14, 1759)
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
First Publication Date: 1719 in 'The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship' by Isaac Watts

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