About “Repeat the Sounding Joy”

Repeat the Sounding Joy photoshoot

We never recognized the depth of lyric “Joy to the World” possessed until recently, when flipping through the Christmas section of a hymnal, we paused to read. Many of the words were unfamiliar to us… though sung around our home year after year. A melody can either stifle a lyric, or bring it to life. It became apparent to us (and our producers) we wanted to create a fresh take and “resurrect” the beauty found in the poetry… even if it was just for ourselves alone. We worked for 7 days crafting, and re-crafting parts and pieces to create a contemporary yet cinematic Christmas song which properly portrayed the message of Christ’s coming. And now, we hope you too will enjoy this new rendition of the old carol we call, “Repeat the Sounding Joy”.

Wishing you all a Merry 2020 Christmas!

Katelyn & Gaylyn Foto

Words by: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) & Joshua Spacht
Music by: Joshua Spacht, David A. Molina, Katelyn Foto & Gaylyn Foto
Music Video by: Integrity Productions

“Repeat the Sounding Joy” LYRICS:
Joy to the world, the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing.

No more let sin and sorrow grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love

  • Katelyn & Gaylyn with their nephews during the music video shoot
  • Studio stretching break while recording "Repeat the Sounding Joy"
  • With videographer during the video shoot for "Repeat the Sounding Joy"
  • Katelyn Foto teaching a little girl how to play violin
  • Taco lunch break during a music video shoot
  • Hobby Lobby trip to get Christmas garlands for the "Repeat the Sounding Joy" music video

Comments 2

  1. Greetings! I really enjoy your song “Repeat the Sounding Joy” and would like to know if there is a printed score available. If you could put me in touch with your composer, or with a copy, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks for considering this request!


  2. I’ve loved sacred music my whole life. And to discover the Fotos sisters is a GIFT (thank you, Lord!), the cherry on top. The first YouTube I listened to was It Is Well with My Soul (appropriate since my husband has a terminal illness). To say that I was completely overwhelmed by your exquisite music and joy is an understatement. I really appreciate your beautiful new rendition of Joy to the World. Thank you so much for lifting hearts to the Lord in worship, indeed to the very throne of Heaven.

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