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152. Joyful, joyful, we adore thee

1 Joyful, joyful, we adore you,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before you
opening 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,
flowery meadow, flashing sea,
singing bird and flowing fountain
call to praise you joyfully.

3 You are giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean-depth of happy rest.
You our Father, Christ our brother,
all are yours who live in love;
teach us how to love each other,
lift us to your joy above.

Text Information
First Line: Joyful, joyful, we adore thee
Author: Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 87.87 D
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Doubt; Festal Joy (9 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827
Arranger: Lawrence Francis Bartlett, 1933-
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arrangement © L. F. Bartlett
Notes: A lower setting and different arrangement will be found at No. 695

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