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  • Writer's pictureJoel Caballero

Joy to the World! (1987)

Updated: Jun 22

Joy to the World! is the fourth studio and first Christmas album by Christian singer Steve Green, released on October 15, 1987 by Sparrow Records. The album was produced by Greg Nelson. The album features some traditional Christmas songs, plus an original track "Jesus is Born." The album cover features Green and some musicians from the Salvation Army and on the back cover features Green, his wife Marijean and their two children, Summer and Josiah.

Joy to the World! peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart by January 1988. In 1988, Green earned his third Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Performance, Male and earned three Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Inspirational Album of the Year for this release.

Track listing

1. Joy to the World! (Isaac Watts) -2:27

2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn)/Angels

We Have Heard on High (Edward S. Barnes) -2:43

3. Angels from the Realms of Glory (John Montgomery, Henry T. Smart)/O Come

All Ye Faithful (traditional; arranged by Alan Moore) -3:09

4. Silent Night, Holy Night (Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber) -3:22

5. The Birthday of a King (William H. Neidlinger)/O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam,

John Sullivan Dwight) -4:27

6. Jesus is Born (Steve Green, Colleen Green, Colin Green, Phil Naish) -3:28

7. Messiah Medley (music by Georg Friedrich Händel) -3:19

8. Rest (Phill McHugh, Greg Nelson) -4:12

9. Adorar Al Niño (Go And Worship Jesus) (English lyrics by Phill McHugh) -2:15

10. O Come O Come Emmanuel/Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (arranged by

Alan Moore) -4:21

Previous release: Tienen Que Saber (1987)

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