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You voted in your thousands for your favourites, and we're pleased to reveal your choices in our top 30 countdown of the best christmas carols.
9. 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.
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