Christmas treeThis document contains links to free sheet music files and lyrics for vocal and instrumental melody arrangements of the traditional Christmas song, Joy To The World.  Parts are available for all common concert band instruments including flute, clarinet,saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, bells, and voice.

 

Like many traditional Christmas songs and carols, the music and words to Joy to the World were composed by different people at very different times in history.  The lyrics to Joy To The World were first written in 1719 by Isaac Watts ,  a well educated Englishman with a propensity for using rhyme even in casual spech.  Nearly a hundred years later another Englishman, Lowell Mason , took Watts' poem and set it to music.  The tune closely resembles Handel's Messiah in some ways, but it is not an exact transcription.  Joy To The World was arranged with different lyrics by a gentleman named W.W. Phelps in the mid 1830's for use by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but the new lyrics were not widely used and it quickly fell out of favor. 

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Please note that all of the music arranged below is provided as solo PDF or music notation format files (either Sibelius or Finale).  These song arrangements are intended for beginners and the music arranged accordingly.  It should be playable by most musicians within the first year or two of their instruction.  The files do not specifically include piano parts, however beginning pianists can have great success playing the music of one of the other instruments such as the flute or clarinet parts.

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2Joy To The World VoiceJoy To The World Voice12.16 KB951 times
3Joy To The World VoiceJoy To The World Voice18.9 KB366 times
4Joy To The World TubaJoy To The World Tuba11.37 KB606 times
5Joy To The World TubaJoy To The World Tuba18.41 KB358 times
6Joy To The World TrumpetJoy To The World Trumpet12.65 KB1268 times
7Joy To The World TrumpetJoy To The World Trumpet18.4 KB475 times
8Joy To The World TromboneJoy To The World Trombone11.13 KB779 times
9Joy To The World TromboneJoy To The World Trombone18.37 KB405 times
10Joy To The World PercussionJoy To The World Percussion10.6 KB590 times
11Joy To The World PercussionJoy To The World Percussion18.21 KB352 times
12Joy To The World Full ScoreJoy To The World Full Score32.25 KB1042 times
13Joy To The World French HornJoy To The World French Horn11.29 KB556 times
14Joy To The World French HornJoy To The World French Horn18.37 KB314 times
15Joy To The World Flute OboeJoy To The World Flute Oboe11.24 KB782 times
16Joy To The World Flute OboeJoy To The World Flute Oboe18.4 KB381 times
17Joy To The World ClarinetJoy To The World Clarinet12.65 KB981 times
18Joy To The World ClarinetJoy To The World Clarinet18.4 KB373 times
19Joy To The World BellsJoy To The World Bells11.51 KB528 times
20Joy To The World BellsJoy To The World Bells18.44 KB323 times
21Joy To The World Alto SaxophoneJoy To The World Alto Saxophone11.34 KB1048 times
22Joy To The World Alto SaxophoneJoy To The World Alto Saxophone18.37 KB409 times

The lyrics (words) to Joy To The World:

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

Joy to the world, The Saviour reigns
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

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