Joy to the world (J. P. Storm)

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  • (Posted 2014-12-17)  CPDL #33747:     
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2014-12-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 in (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Transcribed from The New York Collection of Sacred Harmony, 1795.
  • (Posted 2013-03-23)  CPDL #28610:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2013-03-23).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 21 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformating of #1718.
  • (Posted 2000-11-27)  CPDL #01718:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
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General Information

Title: Joy to the world
Composer: J. P. Storm
Tune: Sounding Joy
Lyricist: Isaac Watts

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1795 in The New York Collection of Sacred Harmony
Description: Reprinted in shape-note format in Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Harmony, Part Two, 1820, and in other places since. Words by Isaac Watts, his paraphrase of Psalm 98.

External websites:


  • Marini, Stephen A., and others, Editors. 2003. The Norumbega Harmony: Historic and contemporary hymn tunes and anthems from the New England singing school tradition. University Press of Mississippi, 300 pp. Sounding Joy, pp. 180-181.
  • Atwill, Thomas, Editor. 1795. The New York Collection of Sacred Harmony. Lansingburg, New York. Sounding-Joy, p. 42. [1]

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 98.