Monday, December 24, 2012
Joy to the World
This Christmas Eve, we wish peace and love to all mankind. We hope you find joy in sharing and singing this song with family and loved ones.
“Joy to the World” was written by Isaac Watts, a renowned English hymn writer credited with more than 600 hymns. This hymn was first published in 1719. The popular music was adapted and arranged by Lowell Mason in 1839 and is based on the tune “Antioch” by George Frideric Handel.
— Happy holidays from The Roanoke Times’ Extra staff