Joy to the world is a famous Christmas carol written by Isaac Watts in 1719. This carol is generally sung for tune arranged by American composer Lowell Mason.
However here we have made the most simplest version for anyone beginning their music journey. This song needs 3 simple open chords – G D and G. The song is played in the key of G.
Make sure your guitar is in standard tuning and start to strum with slow down strokes and then a simple combination of up and down strokes, which makes music to your ears. Do not follow strict patterns, the idea is to experiment strumming patterns and develop a sense of rhythm, which one of fundamentals in playing Guitar.
Joy to the world Lyrics & Chords Verse 1 G D G Joy to the world, the Lord is come! C D G Let earth receive her King; G Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, D And Heaven and nature sing, G C G D G And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing Verse 2 G D G Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns! C D G Let men their songs employ; G While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, D Repeat the sounding joy, G C G D G Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy Verse 3 G D G No more let sins and sorrows grow, C D G Nor thorns infest the ground G He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, D Far as the curse is found, G C G D G Far as, far as the curse is found [Verse 4] G D G He rules the world with truth and grace, C D G And makes the nations prove G The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, D And wonders of His love, G C G D G And wonders, wonders, of His love
Please note that we have given a very basic version for someone beginning their guitar journey. The chords remain the same be it Piano or Ukulele. To learn more beginner chords check 8 Beginner Guitar Chords.