Monday, November 26, 2012

Joy to the World ~ Christmas Freebies

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


Joy to the World is such an exuberant hymn, written by Isaac Watts in the 1700's.  It's amazing that it's stood the test of time and remained one of today's most popular Christmas carols.  I like to choose this as the first hymn for our church congregation to sing on Christmas Sunday.   Since it's the start of a Christmas theme on my blog, I thought it would be good to begin with this great hymn.



Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
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.


 


He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love.


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8 comments:

Vee said...

Best news of the morning right here! Joy to the World is one of my very favorite carols.

Linda M. said...

Good Morning Abby, Thank you for this carol. I would have a hard time picking one. Joyous Wishes, Linda

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL IMAGES!!!!!!!!!!!! :) THANKS ABBY!!!!!!!! :)

Wish You Were Here said...

Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Janice

MaxineD said...

Beautiful images, thank you so much Abby.
Blessings
Maxine

marie said...

Joy to the World one of my favorite songs...if only the world knew what it was missing. Praying that more will come to know the joy that's just waiting for them!

Dorothy said...

Thank you for the pretty graphics!
~Dorothy

What Joy Is Mine said...

Joy to the World is right. It is to our joy that He is come. Thank you for a sweet reminder Abby and for sharing at WJIM. Blessings to you friend.