Micah: Rote or Required?
November 3, 10, 17 & 24
Joy to the World
Advent Sermon Series
This is the 300th Anniversary of Joy to the World. It’s an unlikely popular Christmas hymn. First, it is based on a psalm, and second, it celebrates Christ’s second coming much more than the first. This favorite Christmas hymn is the result of a collaboration of at least three people and draws its initial inspiration not from the Christmas narrative in Luke 2, but from Psalm 98. The result is a favorite Christmas hymn based on an Old Testament psalm, set to musical fragments composed in England, and pieced together across the Atlantic in the United States! Join us this Advent season as we sing and hear the message of this powerful hymn.
Advent 1: Joy to the World
Advent 2: Repeat the Sounding Joy
Advent 3: Wonders of His Love
Advent 4: Heaven and Nature Sing