Joy to the world (Antioch)


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 World, the Saviour 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.

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.


To simplify issues with Copyright, we have had to start using various on-line delivery services for some hymns. A recording of this hymn is available on Richard Irwin's album - "From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2" which can be found on AmazonGoogle Play, iTunesSpotify. Please Contact Us if you do not have access to these services.  
Click Here to Download


  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Antioch
  • Meter: CM
  • Style: Baroque, Carol
  • Composer: Georg Friderich Händel (1685 – 1759) adapted by Lowell Mason (1792 – 1872)
  • Arranger and descant by: Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955)
  • Lyricist: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
  • Church Year: Christmas, Easter
  • Music and Lyrics Public Domain. Arrangement Copyright © 2013 Richard M S Irwin
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.