Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir


Joy to the World

Isaac Watts’s 1719 paraphrase of Psalm 98, set to music by Lowell Mason, is now one of the most popular Christmas hymns in North America. In this high-spirited arrangement by Mack Wilberg, continuous running passagework in the orchestra and the addition of bells and herald-trumpet fanfares illustrate the excitement of the Christmas season.

AIRED: December 17, 2018 | 0:02:21

(powerful orchestra music)

♪ Joy to the world

♪ The Lord is come

♪ Let earth receive her King

- I love Christmas,

because it makes me feel like a kid again.

It makes the world young,

and fresh, and beautiful.

(powerful choir music)

- [Hugh] Christmas is of course a time

for celebrating new birth.

It's a time for family, for giving.

And, in my house anyway,

we always raise a toast to absent friends.

(powerful choir music)

- ♪ It's the most wonderful time of the year ♪

♪ It's the most wonderful time

♪ Of the year



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