809. C. M. Anonymous. The Gospel of Peace.
1 Joy to the earth! the Prince of Peace
His banner has unfurled;
Let strife, and sin, and error cease,
And joy pervade the world!
2 Praise ye the Lord! for truth and grace
His word and life display;
Let every soul his love embrace,
And own its gentle sway.
3 Peace on the earth, good will to men,
Embraced the Gospel plan;
Let that sweet strain be heard again,
Which angel-tones began.
4 Joy to the isles and lands afar,
Messiah reigns above;
Let every eye behold the star,
The star of light and love.