Joy to the World!
Joy is in the air during the holidays. Children laughing, families gathering, church services full of song and praise.
It emphasizes the excitement that Christ’s birth brought to the world
“Joy to the World,” a classic carol was written by Isaac Watts and originally titled, “The Messiah’s Coming Kingdom.” It first appeared in 1719, adapted by Lowell Mason and some of the phrases used in Handel’s Messiah in 1742.
“For God so loved the world, that he sent his only son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
For centuries, hearts had yearned for God to reveal Himself personally. “Joy to the World” is a paraphrase of Psalm 98, which reminds us to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all the earth.”
When God’s promise of a Savior was fulfilled in the birth of His son, joy to the world lifts up the Babe of Bethlehem. Be filled with rejoicing as we receive God’s Son, His gift to us.
Joy to the World
Joy to The world! the Lord has come
Let earth receive her King
Let ev’ry heart prepare him room
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
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
Joy to the World, the Lord is Come! Let Earth Receive Her King!
Let’s praise Him! “Father, we exalt and praise you for sending your Son, Jesus. We thank you and praise you, Amen”