Joy to the World Lyrics - Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson Silent Night cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., O/B/O APRA AMCOS, Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jenifer Karen Watts, Simon Elliott Varga
release date: 1962
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Gospel
length: 2:25
lyricist: Isaac Watts
composer: Lowell Mason, George Frideric Handel
Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her king
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room
And heav'n and nature sing
And heav'n and heav'n and nature sing

Joy to the earth! The Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, 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
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, and wonders of his love

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  • 2 A Star Stood Still (Song of the Nativity)
  • 3 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • 4 Christmas Comes to Us All Once a Year
  • 5 Joy to the World
  • 6 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
  • 7 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 8 What Can I Give
  • 9 Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • 10 Silent Night, Holy Night