Traditional - JOY TO THE WORLD

First performance: 14/12/2016


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 
 
 
 

Bruce performs at the 27th Rainforest Fund Concert. Springsteen's set is comprised of three songs backed by the house band that includes a large symphony, opening with "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" while walking in from the back of the theatre. Bruce performs "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" as a duet with house band (and Rolling Stones) backing singer Lisa Fischer, and remains on stage for the closing numbers, but doesn't provide lead vocals. Other artists at Sting's biennial fundraiser include Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, James Taylor, Idina Menzel, Vittorio Grigolo, Jennifer Nettles, and Sting himself.
 
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Lisa Fischer) / DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? (with Jennifer Nettles and all performers) / JOY TO THE WORLD (with all performers) 
 

Songinfo

"Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol with words by Isaac Watts. As of the late 20th century, "Joy to the World" was the most-published Christmas hymn in North America. The words of the hymn are based on Psalm 98, 96:11–12 and Genesis 3:17–18. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection The Psalms of David.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King!
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
and heav'n and nature sing,
and heav'n and nature sing,
and heav'n, and heav'n and nature sing.

2 Joy to the earth, the Savior 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.

3 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.

4 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.