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Joy To the World

Joy to the world is a precise name For this poet named Joy of little known fame For joyful I am with the Lord as my guide With a Christian heart and a smile a mile wide I sing His praises, confess his name Worship the One who is without blame So “Joy to the world, the Lord is come”* Songs about His birth really make me hum This is one side of me that you might see But another exists, if you will permit me “Singing joy to the world, to all the boys and girls Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, joy to you and me”** Jeremiah, the bullfrog inspired me to collect a few Frogs of green and one that was big and bright blue Now many years later and many frogs, too The funny side of me comes shining through I love to laugh and try to bring pleasure To enjoy this life and to give without measure To honor the name my blessed parents gave To have lots of fun, but still try to behave Life is to live and to love, this is true So put a little joy to the world in your life, won’t you *(Music from Handel, words from Isaac Watts, 1719) **(Three Dog Night 1971~words and music by Hoyt Axton)

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Date: 11/14/2010 3:43:00 PM
i love the songs and i love this poem grandly constructed
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