1 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 the gloom of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness,
Fill us with the light of day.
2 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,
Singing bird and flowing fountain,
Call us to rejoice in Thee.
3 Mortals, join the happy chorus
Which the morning stars began;
Love divine is reigning o’er us,
Joining all in heaven's plan.
Ever singing, march we onward,
Victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us sunward
In the triumph song of life.
|First Line:||Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee|
|Title:||Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee|
|Author:||Henry van Dyke (1907; alt.)|
|Topic:||Morning and Opening Hymns|
|Name:||HYMN TO JOY|
|Composer:||Ludwig von Beethoven (1824)|
|Adapter:||Edward Hodges (1796-1867; alt.)|