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By |November 20th, 2019|

“Joy to the World”
The year 2019 is the 300th anniversary of the hymn “Joy to the World”.  This hymn has graced the church worldwide for the occasion of celebrating the birth of Jesus.  In 1992 a survey was taken by Disciples of Christ churches and this hymn was designated as the most widely sung hymn across our denomination.  This was the first hymn selected to go in our current hymnal because of this hymn’s endorsement.

The words of the hymn were written by Isaac Watts in 1719.  The music for the hymn was arranged by George Handel and is pieced […]