Monday, December 20, 2010

Joy to the World!

  I have always enjoyed this Hymn, its up beat a little faster and The message it brings. I have always thought of it as more of a Christmas hymn, but I think we should sing it more than just the one time of year because The Lord has come so we should always be looking for ways to share this joy! I don't know why this song will let me get the words and those others wouldn't but oh well, here they are:

1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King!
Let ev’ry heart prepare him room,
And Saints and angels sing,
And Saints and angels sing,
And Saints, and Saints and angels sing.
2. Rejoice! Rejoice when Jesus reigns,
And Saints their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
3. No more will sin and sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He’ll come and make the blessings flow
Far as the curse was found,
Far as the curse was found,
Far as, far as the curse was found.
4. Rejoice! Rejoice in the Most High,
While Israel spreads abroad
Like stars that glitter in the sky,
And ever worship God,
And ever worship God,
And ever, and ever worship God.

  I love the whole song, but I will go through verse by verse telling what I like about them. The first verse tells us all to make room in our hearts for the King that the earth is about to receive. I like to think of it as "The Lord is coming the Lord is coming!!!" with similar excitement as the chicken that thought the sky was falling!! That OH MAN!!! Something big is about to happen!! And the saints and angels sings praises to this King welcoming Him into this great world, because we know because of the scriptures the great mission He came to fulfil! The next verse telling us to rejoice because He has come and all things of the world testify of that! Verse three talking of when the day Christ returns again all of the bad things that infest the earth will be gone to trouble us no more. The last verse telling us to ever worship God. That is the important thing, is to ever be worshipping God. The Christmas time is a great time to do it, but we should always be trying to have that great joy with us. The Lord does live and He loves us all so much! Let us all enjoy this great holiday season!!


  1. It is funny that you have enjoyed this Christmas carol with the thought that it should be sung more than just at Christmastime--it was actually not written as a Christmas carol, but it became a very appropriate one. Here is what one site has to say about this song:
    It's that time of year again-the time of busy shopping days, holiday baking, and twinkling lights. The time when schedules overflow with parties and events. The time to send out cards to family and friends. It's supposed to be the season of "holiday cheer." But in the weeks before we celebrate our Savior's birth, so often we feel anxiety and stress instead.

    Years ago, Isaac Watts wrote "Joy to the World," the well-loved hymn often sung during this busy Christmas season. Ironically, Watts never intended his hymn for Christmas use. Instead, he simply intended to paraphrase the words of Psalm 98: "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth . . . for he comes. . ." (vs. 4, 9).

    Amidst his poetry about Christ's second coming, however, Watts also provides fitting words for our Christmas frenzy: "Joy to the world! the Lord is come . . . Let every heart prepare him room." Prepare him room-significant words for any time of year. Yet perhaps we need to hear them the most at Christmastime, when so many things can distract us from our faith. .

    Merry Christmas, Kevin--hope you have a very special and holy one. ~~~Tony Albertoni

  2. This is also one of my favorite Christmas Hymns. It is so upbeat and it's message is outstanding.