Isaac Watts, 1719
Watts was a prolific hymn writer. Some of his other well-known hymns are (with Hymns at Home links):
- Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
- When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (also set to a Lowell Mason tune)
- Marching to Zion
- Thus Far the Lord Hath Led Me On (also set to a Lowell Mason tune)
ANTIOCH, Lowell Mason, 1836
Hymn history by hymnologist C. Michael Hawn at UMC Discipleship Ministries.
“Joy to the World” is taken from a paraphrase of Psalm 98:4-9 according to Hawn.
Vocalist: Kristin Brancaleone
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