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2. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness,
drive our fear and doubt away;
giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day.

All thy works with joy surround thee,
earth and heaven reflect thy rays,
stars and angels sing around thee,
center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain,
flowery meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain
call us to rejoice in thee.

Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou the Father, Christ our Brother,
all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other,
lift us to the joy divine.

Mortals, join the happy chorus;
stars of morning, take your part;
love divine is reigning o'er us,
binding those of tender heart.
Ever singing, move we onward,
victors in the midst of strife,
joyful music lifts us sunward
in the triumph song of life.

Text Information
First Line: Joyful, joyful, we adore thee
Title: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Author: Henry van Dyke (1907, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 87.87D
Topic: God Beyond All Name and Form: Praise to God; Descants; Funerals and Memorial Services (7 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HYMN TO JOY
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1824)
Arranger: Edward Hodges (1864)
Descant: Susan Adams (1995)
Meter: 87.87D
Key: G Major
Copyright: Desc. © Chalice Press



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