Joy to the World

Lyrics to the Christmas carol Joy to the World.

  • Isaac Watts, an English hymn writer, wrote the lyrics to Joy to the World based on Psalm 98 in the Bible.
  • The Christmas carol was first published in 1719 in Watts’ collection.
  • In in 1839 Lowell Mason used an older melody as music to Watts’ lyrics.

Lyrics

Lyrics to Joy to the World.

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 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.