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Joy to the World

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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 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 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.

 

Arrangement Copyright 2000 Don Wigton

  

Isaac Watts based this jubilant Hymn on psalm 98 which declares, “Shout for joy to the Lord. ..burst into jubilant song with music.” This melodic instrumental by Don with its lighthearted acoustic guitars and delicate piano with a touch of joyous strings captures the excitement of this ecstatic praise. We pray that you will filled with joy to the Lord as you experience the thrill of praise to God that is captured in this piece.

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Song Story

Isaac Watts is no doubt the greatest of all English hymn writers. Son of Nonconformist imprisoned twice for his religious views, Watts learned Greek, Latin, and Hebrew under Mr. Pinhorn, rector of All Saints, and headmaster of the Grammar School in Southampton.  Isaac’s taste for  verse showed itself in early childhood, and his promise caused a local doctor and other friends to offer him a university education, assuming he would be ordained in the Church of England. However, Isaac declined and instead entered a Nonconformist Academy at Stoke Newington in 1690, under the care of Mr. Thomas Rowe, pastor of the Independent congregation at Girdlers’ Hall; Isaac joined this congregation in 1693.

Watts left the Academy at age 20 and spent two years at home; it was during this period that he wrote the bulk of his Hymns and Spiritual Songs. They were sung from manuscripts in the Southampton Chapel, and published 1707-1709.

The next six years of his life were again spent at Stoke Newington, working as tutor to the son of eminent Puritan Sir John Hartopp. The intense study of these years is reflected in the theological and philosophical material he subsequently published.

Watts preached his first sermon at age 24. In the next three years he preached frequently, and in 1702 was ordained as pastor of the Independent congregation in Mark Lane. At that time he moved into the house of a Mr. Hollis in the Minories. His health began to fail the next year, and Samuel Price was appointed as his assistant in the ministry. In 1712, a fever shattered his constitution, and Price became co-pastor of the congregation, which had moved to a new chapel in Bury Street. It was at this time that Isaac became the guest of Sir Thomas Abney. He lived with Abney (and later Abney’s widow) the rest of his life, mainly at Theobalds in Herts, then for 13 years at Stoke Newington.

In 1728, the University of Edinburgh awarded Watts a Doctor of Divinity degree.

Watts based the lyrics of his song “Joy to the World” on the last half of psalm 98. “Shout for the joy of the Lord, all the earth,” the Scripture reads, “burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn -- shout for joy before the Lord, the King.”

“Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; let them sing before the Lord, for He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.”

Though neither this psalm nor Watt’s “Joy to the World” mention the birth of Christ, this has become a favorite Christmas song. Indeed, a shout of celebrative praise is appropriate when reflecting on the birth of Christ. This hymn lauds God’s involvement with His people which began in a stable in Bethlehem and will culminate in His Second Coming as psalm 98 speaks of. All of us, when thinking of the wonder of God becoming man should “Shout for joy to the Lord. .” and “burst into jubilant song with music.” This exciting hymn does exactly that.

When I started to arrange this hymn I had several different directions that I thought I might go. I thought of creating a grandiose version of it complete with powerful strings, ecstatic piano over a driving rhythm section. I considered just a piano version. Finally, I opted for something in between with light-and-airy guitars with a piano floating above. The result was a “Baroque feel” that enchanted Vanessa to such a degree that I decided that the style should permeate the entire Wigtune Christmas instrumental CD “O Come Let Us Adore Him.”

This turned out to be an exciting arrangement of this joyous praise hymn that I’m certain you will consider to be very unique. (Vanessa says it reminds her of Vivaldi) In addition, the venerate tone will most certainly lift your spirits to praise as you dwell on the miracle of Christ’s virgin birth and His eventual return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.

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The Christian hymn lyric and hymn story material offered on this page is only a portion of our ministry resources.  Click on some of the links below to acess more! is a subsidiary of Wigtune Company, formed as a service to the body of Christ.   Our vision is to encourage scriptural worship in the Church by offering free praise music and hymns performed in a contemporary manner along with a free on-line worship study book for personal devotions, Bible study groups, Sunday schools, pastors, music ministers and ministry training.  The worship study book  lends theological and historical support to the use of traditional Christian hymn-singing in conjunction with praise chorus singing. Click on one of the links below to enter into the Wigtune resource that interests you !

We believe that the current contention among Christian generations over church music is unnesessary.  One does not have to chose between the classic traditional hymns such as the patriotic songs America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, Battle hymn of the Republic and the contemporary praise chorus and song.  Solomon declared that there is a place for everything under the sun. The worship musical material and the worship Bible study book offered at the Wigtune website support this theme.Vision Statement    Going to this page will inform the WEB surfer the circumstances that lead to the Wigtune offering of praise song and hymn along with the worship Bible study book that lends theology and history based support to the use of traditional Christian hymn singing  of the patriotic songs The Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic in conjunction with praise chorus singing.  Wigtune Story    The free on-line worship Bible study book is a manual for the use of the pastor, teacher, music minister, Bible study group, sunday school and any situation where a theological and historical lesson regarding worship is desired.  The Bible study is presented in outline form with questions that require thoughtful answers to the biblical and history based information that is presented.  Free On-Line Worship Studybook   

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