12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Joy to the World! I hope that tune is resounding in your heart and mind today.  Christmas carols have a way of doing that and these are the days to let them.

While Christmas songs have filled the airways since Thanksgiving (or before), the Church has just begun to sing ours.  We've made it through our annual time of preparation and attempts at patience.  Now it's time to sing.

My gift to you this year is a re-gift.  Each of the 12 days of Christmas, a favorite line or two of mine from a Christmas carol will come your way to remind you of these joyful, hopeful carols that help carry us through the year.

What better carol for Christmas Day? 

Joy to the World (Isaac Watts, 1719)

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing.