Joy to the world; the Lord is come (Watts)

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 earth, the Savior reigns;
Let men 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 sins and sorrows 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.

Liedtext: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Melodie: 1836, Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Quellen und Verweise:

Isaac Watts: The Psalms of Da­vid, 1719. The Mes­si­ah’s com­ing and king­dom.

Liedeintrag bei Hymnary.org

Liedeintrag bei Hymntime.com

Notensatz, 4stimmig (pdf, externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Audiodatei der Melodie (midi, externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Übertragung ins Deutsche: “Freue Dich, Welt” (Johannes Haas, 1978)
Englischer und Deutscher Text als pdf bei sermon-online.de

Bildnachweis: Scan by NYPL, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons