The words of the old Christmas carol 'Joy to the World' were written in 1719 by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) and were based on Psalm 98 in the Bible.
The music was adapted and arranged to Watts' lyrics by Lowell Mason in 1839 from an older melody.
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