Joy to the world! The Lord is come


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 us our 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.


Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748), 1719

Music: Antioch (George Frederick Handel, 1685-1759, arranged Lowell Mason, 1792-1872)

Meter: CM with Repeat

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 040 Elvet  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 040 Expectation  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 040 Chesterfield  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 040 Chesterfield  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 324 Chesterfield  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 324 Chesterfield  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 324 Chesterfield, Nativity  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 324 Antioch, Chesterfield  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 324 Chesterfield, St. Mark  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 324 Redhead no. 100, Selby  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 527 Antioch, Nativity  
The Hymnal 1916 101 Chesterfield  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
318 Chesterfield  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 361 Nativity  
The Hymnal 1940 319 Richmond  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960      
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971 401 Antioch  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 224 Antioch  
The Hymnal 1982 100 Antioch  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 197 Antioch  
Church Family Worship, 1988 664 Antioch  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 283 Antioch  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 154 Antioch  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 268 Antioch  
Sing Glory, 1999 340 Antioch  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 393 Antioch  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 057 Antioch  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 370 Antioch  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 166 Antioch  

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