Christ in the Carols – Joy to the World

There are a few Christmas songs I wish we could sing all year long, not because I love them so much and want the sentimentality of them all year long, but becasue they’re really not about Christmas. One of those songs is Joy to the World. I love the song, but if it’s about Christmas, its as much about second advent of Christ – his return…

Here’s the words:
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 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.

Do you see the second advent here? A King reigning, creation singing, the curse of sin undone, blessings flow as far as the curse is found! I love it!