This medley arrangement by Mark Hayes includes the following Christmas carols and songs:
Joy To The World
For Unto Us a Child is Born
O Come All Ye Faithful
The bells orchestrated into the medley by Peter Vantine adds a majestic ring to the entire medley that weaves in the message of Christmas beautifully! Listen and reflect on the words and let them breath new life into your heart and soul.
Joy to the World the Lord is Come! Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given And His name shall be called: Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace!
O Come all ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant O Come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem Come and Behold Him born the King of Angels O Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord!
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“Let heaven and nature sing, Joy to the world the Lord has Come!” This is the reason the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated by Christians around the world. The Lord has come to earth. Hymn writer and English Christian minister, Isaac Watts wrote this song. It was first published in England in 1833, and popularized by American church music composer, Lowell Mason.
Hymnologist Kenneth Osbeck writes, “‘Joy to the World’ is a paraphrase of the last part of Psalm 98.” He also adds “…this psalm was intended by Watts to be a New Testament expression of praise. It exalts the salvation that began when God became incarnate…”
Jesus is “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” He came as a baby and grew up to be a man who was without sin. The perfect sacrifice to atone (make amends) for the sins of man. The Messiah (Savior). William Peterson writes “We need to look back and praise God for the glorious gift of his Son, Jesus. But we should also look forward to Christ’s return, when God will bring a righteous conclusion to all things. Then we will begin to fully enjoy the ‘wonders of His love’ for all eternity.”
Listen to this recording and arrangement that is full of Joy for Jesus’ birth and expectation for his second coming. Steven is joined by the The African Children’s Choir sounding like angelic voices singing out loud “Joy To The World.” Listen on Spotify if you’re a subscriber or YouTube.