Joy to the World
Nat King Cole Lyrics


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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 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

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, and wonders of His love

Overall Meaning

In the opening verse of Nat King Cole's "Joy to the World", the lyrics express the joyous celebration of the arrival of the Lord. It is a call for the earth to receive its King with open arms and hearts, and for the heavens and nature to join in the song of praise. The song then moves on to acknowledge Jesus Christ as the ruler of the world and the savior of humanity. The lyrics encourage all people to employ their songs in celebration, and for fields, floods, rocks, hills, and plains to join in the sounding joy. The final verse emphasizes the Lord's rule over the world with truth and grace, while proving the glories of His righteousness and the wonders of His love.


This hymn has been translated into many languages and is sung throughout the world during Christmas time with minor modifications to suit the various cultural and regional differences. It was first published in a collection of Four Hymns for Christmas in 1719 by Isaac Watts, a prolific English hymn writer, theologian, and logician. The tune for "Joy to the World" was not composed by Isaac Watts; it was based on Handel's music from the Messiah, composed in 1741.


Line by Line Meaning

Joy to the world
Let there be happiness and delight to all


The Lord is come
The Master has arrived


Let earth receive her King
The kingdom of our Earth is to embrace its King


Let every heart prepare Him room
Each soul needs to get ready for the King's arrival


And Heaven and nature sing
All of the cosmos is celebrating and bursting with joy


And Heaven and nature sing
All aspects of nature and Heaven itself celebrate and rejoice


And Heaven, and Heaven and nature sing
The wonder of the Lord's coming is being celebrated throughout Heaven and Earth


Joy to the world
Let there be happiness and delight to all


The Savior reigns
The Redemptor is in power


Let men their songs employ
Let people sing their praises


While fields and floods
While the plains and the rivers


Rocks, hills and plains
Mountains, hills, and plains are covered in joy


Repeat the sounding joy
Let the cheerful melody continue


Repeat the sounding joy
Let the cheery chorus repeat over and over


Repeat, repeat the sounding joy
Continue with the celebratory song


He rules the world
He is the Ruler of the world


With truth and grace
Using truth and compassion


And makes the nations prove
And compels the Earth to recognize


The glories of His righteousness
The grandeur of His virtue


And wonders of His love
And the remarkable nature of His love


And wonders of His love
And the remarkable nature of His love


And wonders, and wonders of His love
And the extraordinary nature of His love is a wondrous thing




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Edith Bergdahl, Traditional, Nat Cole

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@Tme3316

Amen! ✝️ Merry Christmas Everyone! Happy Birthday Jesus! 🎂🎁🕊✝️💖🙏😍📿✝️

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First introduction to Elvis was listening to my mother's Christmas albums. Tradition was born. Not Christmas without Elvis!

@collin9338

Nat King Cole, Frabk Sinatra, and Bing Crosby, the three greats of classic Christmas music.

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Frank Sinatra

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and Perry Como

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and Andy Williams

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the legend Frabk Sinatra

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@soundwave6218

*JOY*...Alot of people at the time of his birth that was suffering didn't have a clue that their lives were about to change for the better and forever...Keep Thanking Believing and holding God's hand his timing is everything...

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Have a Goodday everybody💫

@silversurfer805

Perfect song at Christmas and could not be none better than to have Nat King Cole singing it! RIP Mr. Cole: you'll be missed and always remembered.

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