Joyful, all ye nations rise.
Join the triumph of the skies!
With the angelic hosts proclaim
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
—Charles Wesley (1707–1788)
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.—Jesus, John 15:11
All my heart this night rejoices
As I hear,
Far and near,
Sweetest angel voices:
"Christ is born!" their choirs are singing,
Till the air
Now with joy is ringing.
—Paul Gerhardt (1607–1676)
Though now you do not see Him [Jesus], yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.—1 Peter 1:8