So at 0105 on December 9, 16, and 23, the Oversleeping Rescue Bus will leave from Takao Stations exit, serving as the final salvation for those who fell asleep on the last express train of the night, which leaves Tokyo Station at midnight and pulls into Takao at 0055.
Last year the bus carried 75 "oversleepers", 32 on its busiest journey.
Watts was born in Southampton, England in 1674 and was brought up in the home of a committed religious Nonconformist; his father, also Isaac Watts, had been imprisoned twice for his views. Watts could not attend Oxford or Cambridge because these universities were restricted to Anglicans (as were government positions at the time).
He was a prolific hymn writer and, we are often told, his most popular Christmas Carol was/is "Joy to the World"
Watts wrote it as an Advent hymn.
From the Latin "ad" (meaning "to") and "venire" (meaning "come"), Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus. But the season, historically and traditionally, brings together THREE "comings"
You will always have descendants, and I will make your kingdom last forever. Your dynasty will never end.
Obviously the first "coming", at Christmas, was where it would all begin, but the message and its implications would go much, much further.