Joy to the World!
“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
“Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.”
Joy Comes When the True Savior is Received
"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 Comes When the Savior Reigns
"Joy to the earth! The Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ;
while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains, repeat the sounding Joy.”
Joy Comes when Repentance stirs a sinner’s heart!
"No more let sins and sorrow grow. Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow, Far as the curse is found."
Joy Comes When Truth Rules with Grace
"He rules the world with truth and grace, and makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness and wonders of His love."
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’ ”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.”