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The World's Greatest Music
It's been a record year with a staggering 33,000 of you voting. Click through the gallery below to see the top 30. And listen to Classic FM from 1pm on Christmas Day to hear the countdown of all 30 carols.
With lyrics by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, the carol is based on Psalm 98 from the Bible. It was first published in 1719 as a hymn glorifying Christ's triumphant return at the end of the age, rather than a song celebrating his birth - but today it's sung as a Christmas carol, celebrating the birth of Jesus. It's down two places on last year.
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