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To: NYer

Joy to the World is always sung as the closing hymn at funerals in my husband’s family.

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.


9 posted on 12/10/2007 10:48:33 AM PST by kalee ( No burka for me...EVER.)
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To: kalee

I love that!


11 posted on 12/10/2007 10:50:22 AM PST by bonfire
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To: kalee
Joy to the World is always sung as the closing hymn at funerals in my husband’s family.

Possibly because it looks forward to Christ's return as much as or more than it looks back at His birth.

67 posted on 12/10/2007 12:40:40 PM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: kalee
Joy to the World is always sung as the closing hymn at funerals in my husband’s family.

Really! What denomination is that?

91 posted on 12/10/2007 3:50:55 PM PST by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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