Joy to the World
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Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Joy to the World!”

Joy to the WorldIn Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.” Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Joy to the World!

Isaac Watts (1719)

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 WorldJoy to the earth! the Savior reigns:
let all 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 sin and sorrow 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.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

Joy to the World


  • one of my favs!

  • Thanks for sharing, such a jubilant song of praise!

  • Karen Del Tatto

    Love this hymn! The words have so much depth and meaning of God’s great love for us.

    I used to participate in a nursing home ministry where we would go and sing Christmas Carols. I remember the lead guitarist, when all else failed, would break out in Joy to the World. Thank you for bringing back that blessed memory. 🙂

  • This is one of my favorites! Just sang it this morning, in fact. Beautiful!

  • This is such a favorite of mine I sometimes sing it in the middle of summer! Joy is found in Christ! Thank you for sharing this. Blessings to you! 🙂

  • Yes, I seek joy too. Now I will be singing “Joy to the World” for this day! He hands us Joy because He is. When I find it not, it is my worldliness that misses Him. I do not want to miss Him. Thank you for encouraging me through your words and this song.

  • I’m going to be humming “Joy to the World!” all day, but that’s a good thing! Thanks for sharing and for linking up on Mondays @ Soul Survival. I’m your neighbor, too, at Lyli’s linkup. Christmas blessings!

  • Such a beautiful song, not just at Christmas time. Thanks for sharing!

  • I wish that we sang this carol year round — such incredible theology!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    One of my favorite hymns/carols! Now I have it in my head and I will be humming on it the rest of the day! Merry Christmas!