98 (1)Psalm 98 Version 1CM
JOY to the world! the Lord is come;
   Let earth receive her King,
Let every heart prepare Him room,
    And Heaven and nature sing.
2  To our almighty Saviour, God,
    New honours be addressed:
His great salvation shines abroad,
    And makes the nations blessed.
3  Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns;
    Let us our songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
    Repeat the sounding joy.
4  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.
5  Let the whole earth His love proclaim
    With all her differing tongues,
And spread the honours of His name
    In melody and songs.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748