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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Joy to the World, the Lord is Come

By Isaac Watts (1674–1748)

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 earth, the Savior reigns!

Let men their songs employ;

While fields and flowers, 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.