Words: Isaac Watts
Praise for the gospel. 1 To our Almighty Maker, God, New honors be addressed; His great salvation shines abroad, And makes the nations blessed. 2 He spake the word to Abraham first; His truth fulfils the grace; The Gentiles make his name their trust, And learn his righteousness. 3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim With all her diff'rent tongues, And spread the honors of his name In melody and songs. Part 2, The Messiah's coming and kingdom 1 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. 2 Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ, While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy. 3 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. 4 He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness, And wonders of his love.