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120. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You

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1 Joyful, joyful, we adore You,
God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flow'rs before You,
Op'ning to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
Drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day!

2 All Your works with joy surround You,
Earth and heav'n reflect Your rays,
Stars and angels sing around You,
Center of unbroken praise;
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
Flow'ry meadow, flashing sea,
Chanting bird and flowing fountain
Praising You eternally!

3 Always giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Well-spring of the joy of living,
Ocean-depth of happy rest!
Loving Father, Christ our Brother,
Let Your light upon us shine;
Teach us how to love each other,
Lift us to the joy divine.

4 Mortals, join the mighty chorus,
Which the morning stars began;
God's own love is reigning o’er us,
Joining people hand in hand.
Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife;
Joyful music leads us sunward
In the triumph song of life.

Text Information
First Line: Joyful, joyful, we adore You
Title: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
Author: Henry van Dyke, 1852-1933
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: God's Hand in Nature; God: Love and Mercy
Tune Information
Name: HYMN TO JOY
Arranger: Edward Hodges, 1796-1867
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: G Major



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