Isaac Watts, 1719
Lyrics listed in Public Domain

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n, and nature sing.

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 the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

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.

Commonly thought of as a Christmas song today, it was originally written to celebrate the second coming of Christ's reign here on earth. Read the lyrics carefully, and you will note there is nothing about Christmas, but rather a celebration of a sinless world that Christ's regin will bring.

Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965) conquered the pop charts in the Fifties and early Sixties as a warm-voiced singer of orchestrated ballads like “Mona Lisa” and “Unforgettable” and breezy, countrified sing-alongs like “Ramblin’ Rose” and “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer.”



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Song
Joy to the world
©Nat King Cole
Album: Nat King Cole - The Magic Of Christmas (1960)
Label: Capitol Records Catalog #:W-1444

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