From Mike Bailey and Rollo Woods, West Gallery Carols and Anthems, published by the singing group, The Madding Crowd, 1991, pp. 11-15. The anthem is by Thomas Shoel of Montacute, Somerset based on Isaac Watts' Psalm 98. This setting is from Nosworthy TN2, similar to others in MSS from Widecombe.
Joy to the world! Joy to the world the Lord is come!
Let Earth receive her King! Let Earth receive her King!
Let Earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing.
No more let sin and sorrow grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make each blessing flow
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
Joy to the world! Joy to the world!
The savior reigns, the Savior reigns.
Let men their tongues employ
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy.