435. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You

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
Sound their praise eternally!

3 You are giving and forgiving,
Ever blessing, ever blest,
Well-spring of the joy of living,
Ocean-depth of happy rest!
God our 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, alt.
Publication Date: 2012
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Scripture: ;
Topic: Marriage: Sacraments; Funeral: Sacraments; Creation (18 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HYMN TO JOY
Adapter of Arrangement: Edward Hodges, 1796-1867
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: G Major



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