ONE SONG CHANGED EVERYTHING

Angels, pregnant mothers, and father's are all singing. Song broke out at the coming of the heavenly Light into our earthy world. This s

THE STORY BEHIND THE CAROL

JOY TO THE WORLD (1719) Have you ever wondered where Christmas carols came from and the story behind them? One of my favorite Christmas carols is “Joy to the World”. It is a joyful song, easy to sing and play and with great lyrics that focus on Jesus and His first coming. Did you know that a teenager wrote it? The story goes that in the 1700's the "worship music of the day" was rigid and difficult to sing. At the time most of Christian worship in Europe involved the singing of the Psalms. After Sunday service fifteen-year-old Isaac Watts mentioned his distaste for the music used to sing the Psalms. It is reported he said the music was unnatural and the worship was atrocious (appalling, dread

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