Thursday, December 13, 2007

Story Behind the Hymn #2 - Joy to the World

Joy To The World - Isaac Watts
Here is an interesting story about the origin of the well loved Christmas song, which states:
"Ironically, Watts never intended his hymn for Christmas use. Instead, he simply intended to paraphrase the words of Psalm 98: "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth . . . for he comes. . ." (vs. 4, 9)."

At the same site you can find the hymn story, listen to the song, and a summary of Isaac Watts' life.

Here you'll find out that some churches felt that singing songs that were humanly composed, as opposed to scripture Psalms, was too worldly and this issue had split many churches.

1 comment:

Cherdecor said...

I really enjoyed reading about Isaac Watts. Thank you for posting and linking to his story.