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Joy (according) to The World

Public invited to join in Christmas caroling Wednesday evening in Worthington.

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Chad Werkhoven

With apologies to one of my heroes in the faith, Isaac Watts.

If you’d like to hear me sing this, albeit poorly, tune into wgtncrc.org (be forewarned: I can carry a tune in a bucket, provided it’s a really big bucket.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

I should receive my King;

But there’s too much I must get done;

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my list is way too long,

my list is way too long,

my list, my list is way too long


Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!

but I will still stress out!

I will not trust His sovereignty

I’ll do things on my own,

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I’ll do things on my own,

I’ll do, I’ll do things on my own,


No more let sins and sorrows grow

Unless they’re in my heart!

All people should repent from sin

Except for me, of course,

Except for me, of course,

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Except, except for me, of course.


He rules the world with truth and grace

That seems so absolute!

There really should be tolerance,

For what I feel is right,

For what I feel is right,

For what, for what I feel is right.

Don’t waste another Christmas giving lip service to Jesus while chasing joy according to the world.

The best way for you to experience the true peace and joy that Christ offers all year long is to join a local church that faithfully preaches the Bible. God works powerfully through the preaching of his word to communicate his grace, mercy and peace to you.

We invite you to join us this evening (Wednesday) as we sing some (real) Christmas carols for our local nursing and retirement homes. Even if you can’t make them all, join us along the way:

5:35 p.m.: Leave the Christian Reformed Church parking lot

5:45 p.m.: South Shore Care Center

6:05 p.m.: Ecumen Meadows;

6:20 p.m.: Golden Horizons

6:40 p.m.: Homestead Cooperative

7 p.m.: Crossroads Care Center

7:20 p.m.:Sunshine Apartments.

Have a merry Christmas!

Chad Werkhoven is pastor at Worthington Christian Reformed Church.

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