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Christmas Music, Part 2 – Joy To The World

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Joy To The World

Joy to the World, the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King.

Isaac Watts wrote  the words to “Joy to the World” in 1719, based on Psalm 98 in the Bible. The hymn originally glorified Christ’s triumphant return at the end of the age, rather than a song celebrating His first coming. Only the second half of Watts’ lyrics are still used today.

The music was adapted and arranged to Watts’ lyrics by Lowell Mason in 1839 from an older melody which was then believed to have originated from Handel. The name “Antioch” is generally used for the hymn tune.

As of the late 20th century, “Joy to the World” was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America.

 
 

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It’s Christmas Cookie Time Again!

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The UMW needs bakers to make cookies for our cookie tray sale. Our goal is to make as many trays as possible, so if you could bake 100 of one kind of cookie that would be great!

Bring the cookies to the church no later than 9 am on Dec. 19, stay and join us for a Christmas Brunch and to help assemble trays. 

Also the UMW is taking pre-orders to purchase Christmas Cookie trays.The trays contain three dozen cookies and the cost is $12 per tray. They will be ready for pick up on Sunday, Dec. 20th from 8am to 12:30pm in Room 206.

All proceeds support UMW missions. Sign-up sheets for both baking and purchasing are located at the Sign-Up Center in the Church lobby.

 

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Today’s Bible Verse ~ Hebrews 1:1-2

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[ God’s Final Word: His Son ] In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

 

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