Joy To The World Chords & Guitar Lesson

Welcome to my Joy to the World chord chart. Another amazing Christmas song in the Public Domain meaning I can give you a full chord chart.

The chords in this song are fairly simple. If you have never played an A7 chord before, it’s as easy as lifting up your middle finger. Many people find playing the A7 chord easier the A chord because there is more room to place your fingers on the frets.

Joy To The World Chords:

Joy To The World Strumming Patterns:

Easiest Strumming Option :
1   2 3 4

Strumming Option 2:
1  2  3 +  4

Split Measure Option:
D      A7
1 2 + 3 4 +

Joy To The World Guitar Lesson:

Below is a video on how to play Joy to the World with no chords, only the single note melody lines. This is a great way to play songs this holiday season even if you are an absolutely beginner. I have many more songs and lessons just like this in my Christmas Classics course.

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Joy To The World Chord Chart:

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  D                   D                |D    A7|   D
Joy to the world! The Lord  is  come;
          G            A7              D
Let earth receive her King.   Let
|D  G|    D             |D       G |     D
ev’ ry heart prepare Him room,
            D                                 D
And heaven and nature sing,
            A                                A7
and heaven and nature sing,
            D                     D                  |D  A7 |  D
And heaven and heaven and nature sing.

  D                   D                |D A7|     D
Joy to the world! The Savior  reigns;
          G                A7               D
Let men their songs employ.   While
|D          G |    D
fields and floods, rocks,
|D       G |     D
hills, and plains
        D                                D
Repeat the sounding joy,
        A                               A7
Repeat the sounding joy,
       D             D             |D     A7 |   D
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

 D                        D                 |D       A7 |   D
He rules the world with truth and grace
            G                A7             D
And makes the nations prove  The
|D   G |   D          |D    G |     D
glories  of His righteousness
            D                         D
And wonders of His love,
            A                         A7
And wonders of His love,
            D                D            |D A7 |   D
And wonders, wonders of His   love.

This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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