The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joy To The World

For Christmas

Words from Joshua Sylvester's Christmas Carols and Ballads (London: Chatto and Windus, 1874).

Music: Melody (Lobt Gott. Ihr Christen alle gleich) by N. Hermann, 1560

Compare:
Joy To The World - The Popular Version of Watts, alt.
Joy To The World - The Original Version by Watts
Joy To The World - Joshua Sylvester
Joy To The World - William Henry Husk
Joy To The World - Richard R. Terry [this file]

Joy To The World - Dr. Steve H. Hakes

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #155, p. 34.

1. Joy to the world, the Lord is come,
    Let earth receive her King;
Let ev'ry tongue with sacred mirth
    His loud applauses sing,
    His loud applauses sing.

2. Hark, hark, what news, what joyful news,
    To all the nations round;
Today rejoice, a King is born,
    Who is with glory crowned.
    Who is with glory crowned.

3. Behold! He comes, the tidings spread,
    A Saviour full of grace;
He comes, in mercy to restore
    A sinful fallen race.
    A sinful fallen race.

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #155, p. 34.

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Also found in A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 37, the only difference is that the final line in each verse is not repeated.

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